Read Decanter's expert tasting note, rating and drinking window for La Motte, Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc, Franschhoek, South Africa 2014.
La Motte, Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc, Franschhoek, South Africa 2014
A blend of 90% Sauvignon and 10% Semillon, the fruit is sourced from vineyards in Elgin, Bot River, Elim and Napier which collectively make up some of the most southerly regions in the Cape. This wine is unoaked and spent five months on its fine lees with just 5000 cases produced. Given that I am not a great fan of overtly fruity Sauvignon Blanc, this was right up my street – dry, lean, textured and savoury with a long mineral spine. What I love is the sophisticated, citrus, green apple and fig fruit to the fore with a hint of herbaceous bell-pepper in the background. The acidity and cut is clean and precise without being too sharp. As a seriously enjoyable food wine, there is no need to drink this up in the immediate future as it will age and improve.
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Taster John Stimpfig