BOTTLE OF CAPE POINT VINEYARDS ISLIEDH SAUVIGNON BLEND 2019
Isliedh is a remarkable combination of Cape coastal Sauvignon Blanc drenched in richly textured Sémillon. Both varieties adding to the complexity of the wine. The blend offers beautiful floral notes of white orchid, rose and peach blossom. The fruit leaps from the glass unveiling a harmonious blend of white fruits, ripe nectarine, pink grapefruit, figs and lemon curd. Hints of floral oak spice combined with fresh thyme gives the wine an extra layer of depth. The palate is rich, saline, full and textured with the classic long lasting mineral finish.
The Sauvignon Blanc portion of this wine is hand-selected from a single vineyard parcel facing the toughest conditions on our sea-facing Vineyard; severe winds and rocky, decomposed granite soils result in tiny bunches packed with complexity.
The grapes were hand harvested from steep slopes in early hours of the morning. The Sauvignon Blanc component is barrel fermented in French oak. The Sémillon component is fermented in clay amphora pots according to ancient tradition, in order to better show the mineral qualities inherent in this wine.
5-star Platter’s Wine Guide rating (96/100)
Allocated 96/100 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
Cape Point Vineyards is uniquely located in the Cape Peninsula where it is set rather majestically against the slopes of the famous Chapman’s Peak mountain range and overlooks the nearby Atlantic Ocean – a mere 1-2km’s away. Cool sea breezes along with ancient mountain soils make for a unique terroir with a late growing season that results in a world class Sauvignon Blanc with minerals tones and great complexity.