The Weather Station Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Has the pale straw colour of youth, with a tinge of green. A complex wine, there’s melon and grapefruit on a bed of apple and Bosche pear, with a seam of freshness giving vitality and extending the flavours.
Reflecting the vintage, this shows perfectly ripe fruit, full flavours and round finish. Full of character and delicious.
What’s in a name?
This Sauvignon Blanc was named The Weather Station, because the SB11 clone, which is one of the core components used in this wine, had a big resurgence in the 1970s in Stellenbosch; it’s apt Afrikaans name is ‘Weerstasie Kloon’ (Weather station clone). Its name derived from its location next to an old Weather Station, which is now the Stellenbosch Wine Campus!