Wednesday’s Wine of the Week – Kleine Zalze Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa

Is it vulgar to discuss wine on a Wednesday?  If so, you might want to skip this blog, as it is completely dedicated to one of our favourite South African Wines – the Kleine Zalze Sauvignon Blanc!

If you are a wine lover and you have visited South Africa, you will probably agree that a Sauvignon Blanc from the Western Cape is just about as good as it gets! And while we tried more than a few different ‘brands’ during our two-year tenure in Cape Town, it was the delicate offerings of Kleine Zalze that made it our number one South African Vino!

Sitting just 3 km outside Stellenbosch, Kleine Zalze forms part of the De Zalze Wineland and Golf Estate, an outstanding golf, leisure, dining and winemaking venue in the Western Cape.

Kleine Zalze Sauvignon Blanc

Set in breathtaking surroundings, this exquisite estate attracts golfers and connoisseurs from across the world, yet we were lucky enough to stumble upon it during one of our Sunday afternoon trips to Stellenbosch.

The restaurant on the estate, Terroir, is a fantastic place to spend a sunny afternoon, and it was here that we were introduced to the Kleine Zalze Sauvignon Blanc; a crisp and fruity white wine that seems to go with everything!

While I would like to consider myself a ‘wine connoisseur’, I have to admit I struggle to find tobacco, apricots or any other strange object in my wine, so I will leave you with the Kleine Zalze description of their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc offering:

“The 2013 vintage shows a wonderful experience of tropical, green fig, melon and asparagus flavours. The wine is full with typical cultivar flavours on the nose and ends with a clean, fresh well-structured aftertaste. The complexity and the pH of the wine are indicative of a good maturing potential after bottling. The well-balanced acidity gives this wine a crisp, optimum ripe finish.”





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