SUMMER STONE AGED 2021

R 165.00

 Sauvignon Blanc | Stone Aged, Wild Ferment - The integrity of this Sauvignon Blanc is witnessed from start to finish. A Chromatic hue adds brilliance to this wine with inviting aromas of pine, mint, dill and elderflower. As the wine warms up, it shares a decadent bouquet of passionfruit, kiwi, grapefruit and citron with a note of almond skin and river pebbles.

The experience of this wine continues on the palate with an arresting acidity and mouth-filling texture that delivers an explosive intensity on the midpalate, ensuring a persistent finish.

International Sales

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TASTING NOTES

A beautiful attribute of a good Sauvignon Blanc is the traces of grass and crushed wildflowers it often leaves in an empty glass, beckoning you to pour another round.

A beautiful attribute of a good Sauvignon Blanc is the traces of grass and crushed wildflowers it often leaves in an empty glass, beckoning you to pour another round. The integrity of the wine is witnessed from nose to finish, delivering the expected with generosity and focus. 

The aromas are balanced with good flavour intensity, and both the acidity and alcohol harmoniously add structure and finesse. Assiduous winemaking highlights the cultivars' ability to deliver on great concentration and awards Sauvignon Blanc lovers with a subsequent persistent finish. 

APPEARANCE

The wine has a pale lemon colour with a chromatic hue adding a flash of brilliance to the wine, especially noticeable when you are home at twilight, and there is a bottle chilling in the fridge, the last rays of the day penetrating the bottle. 

NOSE

For a Sauvignon Blanc, the wine is not as pronounced as expected. Instead, the year in bottle added a fleshier aroma of fingered citron (buddha's hand) with a more resinous aroma than ordinary lemons and limes. These earthy aromas immediately evoke sweet herbaceous nuances such as pine, mint and dill with a light note of elderflower, passionfruit and river pebbles.

As it evolves in the glass, a more decadent bouquet of grapefruit and green pear adds more interest with an ever so slight note of almond skin. 

PALATE

The wine is dry with an arresting acidity and mouth-filling texture that coats your mouth and runs up the sides of your palate to where it joins up to deliver an explosive intensity on the midpalate.

Medium alcohol adds to the viscosity and fills out the body. At the same time, the fresh acidity also adds structure as a poignant reminder of subtle yet vital elements that makes up a seamless and characterful Sauvignon Blanc.

The intensity on the palate is more vivid than on the nose and adds flavour characteristics of nectarine, kiwi and kumquat to the already noted grapefruit and citron. And again, a bitter almond taste lingers with the long and saline finish. 

The wine that celebrates summer

Let us drink to another stellar wine joining the Harry Hartman repertoire. The label alone will make you pick up the bottle and slowly turn it to enjoy the swallows flying into the picture. The textured label is also a subtle hint to the wild fermented style of Sauvignon Blanc, which will already trigger the imagination and expectation of something a little different.

Sourced from the Cape South Coast, there is a brightness to the fruit, indicating a cooler climate. 

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