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Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (Walker Bay, South Africa) - [WS 90, #59 Top 100 of 2020] [VM 91]
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (Walker Bay, South Africa) - [WS 90, #59 Top 100 of 2020] [VM 91]


 
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Winery: Southern Right
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Walker Bay, South Africa
Vintage: 2019
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: SOUTHERNRIGHTSAUVBLANC19-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994, Southern Right’s aim is to produce a serious, age-worthy Pinotage (South Africa’s unique red grape variety), combining a distinct South African fruit and flavor expression with classic styling and refinement. In 2005, a stunningly beautiful 1,125 acre property on the western border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards was purchased as a long-term home for Southern Right, where only Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc are now made. The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, two miles from the vineyards. With each bottle sold, Southern Right makes a contribution to their conservation.

Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. The 2019 is a wine that favors origin expressive individuality, minerality, and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense mid-palate structural component and additional overall complexity to this wine.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points & #59 Top 100 of 2020 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This displays intensity and precision, with notes of fleur de sel and sage underscoring grapefruit and white peach flavors. Shows a bit of crunch in texture. Long, inviting and quite balanced. Drink now through 2026. 9,000 cases made, 3,500 cases imported." - AZ (Nov 2020)

91 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc underwent a small natural ferment in barrel. It has quite a punchy nose, the nettle, gooseberry and Granny Smith apple aromas storming from the glass. The palate is fresh and lively on the entry. As usual, this is a somewhat uncompromising Sauvignon Blanc with pungent bell pepper and light asparagus notes, good weight and a tangy, marmalade-tinged finish whose residual salinity beckons you back for more. Excellent." - Neal Martin (Nov 2019)

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