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Cape Point Vineyards Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal Region, South Africa

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Average Price $39 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Price History for Cape Point Vineyards Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal Region, South Africa
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Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. While the grape may be more readily associated with the Loire Valley (for its pivotal role in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume), it is more likely to have originated from Bordeaux, where it is typically blended with Semillon.

In the late 20th Century, a new region began to gain a reputation as one of the great Sauvignon Blanc regions of the world: Marlborough, at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. The rapid development of the Marl ...more


Region
  • Cape Point lies on a narrow, mountainous peninsula directly south of Cape Town in South Africa’s Western Cape wine region. The peninsula, which is widely regarded as the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, is characterized by a strong maritime influence. Long summers and ocean breezes mean Sauvignon Blanc made on the Cape is typically cool-climate: herbaceous and complex with marked minerality.

    Cape Point forms a part of the coastline where the cold Benguela Current of the Atlantic meets the warmer Agulhas Current of the Indian Ocean. The climate of the region is distinctly maritime, ...more

  • The Coastal Region is a significant wine-producing area in the Western Cape that forms the heart of the South African wine industry. Stretching from Darling in the north to Cape Point and Constantia in the south, and to Stellenbosch and Paarl in the east, it accounts for nearly half of all the area under vine in South Africa.

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