We believe Barton Estate Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2015 is a stunning wine, and the judges at IWSC 2016 agreed with us! It has a distinctive combination of gooseberry aromas coupled with tropical fruit and herby, mineral notes.
Bags of wonderful flavours fill the mouth with melons and lychees and are brilliantly balanced by tangy citrus nuances. This is a very attractive, elegant and fresh dry white wine which is similar to a high-end Bordeaux Sauvignon style. The overall balance of pure tropical fruit, tangy acidity and excellent length is impressive.
“Nose beckons with gooseberries, cut grass, herby notes and some citrus. Bright and lively entry into the mouth. Well balanced and refined. Tangy, citrus and granadilla fill the mouth and carry into the full finish” IWSC Panel
2015 was an excellent vintage in the Cape. This wine has some mineral complexity, which is normally associated with higher priced Sauvignon blends. Only 5200 bottles made of this wine in the family-run estate about an hour and half to the SE of Cape Town, so get in early!
Barton’s vineyards are in the Botriver area on the coooler south slopes of the Kogelberg hills, which are cooled by Atlantic breezes from Walker Bay. This wine is made from hand-picked grapes in the cool of the early morning. After fermentation, the wine is left on the lees for 9 months before racking and bottling. The endangered Blue Crane featured on the label has made its home in the Barton Estate.