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Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
  • WS 90
  • TP 90
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Winemaker Notes

Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, the 2011 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. 2011 is a wine that favors origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A large percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil in 2011 has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.

Critical Acclaim

WS 90
Wine Spectator

Displays ripeness and drive, citrus oil, white peach, and salted butter notes offset by bracing fleur de sel and thyme accents. The long, rapier finish pulls you back for another sip. Drink now

TP 90
Tasting Panel

Silky and lush with ripe citrus, peach and crisp acidity; fresh, clean and balanced with style and focus.

Southern Right

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Southern Right, South Africa, South Africa
Southern Right
In 1994, Anthony Hamilton-Russell founded Southern Right Cellars as a Pinotage specialist, convinced that Pinotage has the intrinsic qualities to produce truly world-class wine with a distinct South African expression and typicity. As an early ripening grape, it is Anthony’s belief that Pinotage will perform best in cooler, maritime areas, where a longer, slower ripening season will afford fully developed tannins and a greater fruit complexity.

In partnership with winemaker Kevin Grant, the team initiated plantings... View More