2020

Fountain of Youth

Description

Amazing notes of kiwi, pineapple, melon and even hints of blackcurrant on the nose, follow effortlessly through to a full and refreshing palate packed with passion fruit, gooseberry and tart grapefruit on the finish. Really zesty and absolutely deliciously refreshing.

Extra Notes

Oak Valley Estate was founded in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, a medical doctor who graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Sir Antonie became a Senator in the Cape Parliament and was knighted by King George in 1916 for his efforts to reconcile the Boers and Brits in the bitter aftermath of the Boer War.

Sir Antonie was a farmer extraordinaire and amongst his many farming achievements was the establishment of the first commercial apple orchards in the Elgin Valley. The apple industry remains the economic backbone of the region today.

Well over a century has passed since the pioneering accomplishments of Sir Antonie and today Oak Valley lies in the heart of the Elgin Valley, renowned for its apples and pears, its greenhouse cut-flowers, and, for the production of its outstanding cool climate wines.

Along the lower foothills of the Groenlandberg Mountain, Sir Antonie Viljoen, the founder of Oak Valley Estate, discovered a crystal clear fresh water spring. So good was this water that Sir Antonie had it piped over many miles to his home and proclaimed it the Fountain of Youth.

Producer

Oak Valley

Country

South Africa

Region

Elgin

Grapes

Sauvignon Blanc

Type

Tropical & Aromatic

Closure

Screw Cap

Colour

White

ABV

13.75

£13.60

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Tastes & Tones

Light & Delicate
.
Aromatic
Bone Dry
.
Sweet
Fun & Easy
.
Complex

Perfect with...

fish
poultry
pasta

Region

Elgin

Located about 70km southeast of Cape Town, surrounded by mountains in the Overberg region, Elgin has the town of Grabouw at its centre with lush farmlands surrounding it. The location is unique in that it is low lying, surrounded by mountains and regularly experiences morning mist. This combination has been identified as an ideal cool climate region and as such is now recognised as SA’s coolest wine-producing region.