24/05/2009 – La Motte, Pierneef Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2008

La Motte (South Africa) Pierneef Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2008
No wine says ‘summer’ more than Sauvignon Blanc, so with June sizzling on the horizon (fingers crossed) here is a crackling Sauvignon Blanc made from organic grapes grown in the Cape’s cool Walker Bay coastal area. The Pierneef Collection is La Motte’s premium range, a tribute to South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef. This wine exudes class from the first sniff of its delicately tropical fruit, cut by a whiff of flint and smoke, and only hinting at more herbaceous, pea-shoot character. It has huge zest and zing on the palate, with passionfruit and guava succulence, but everything is tempered and well-balanced, with acore of acidity and that background, flinty minerality leaving this brimming with life. A Sauvignon Blanc from the top drawer. £10.99, Tesco