Shepherd’s Cottage

SAUVIGNON BLANC

2017

Vintage
Since 1989, current 2017

Varietal(s)
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Notes
It generously offers a mélange of tropical aromas, lime zest and green apple, with a touch of ‘Overgaauw Terroir’ minerality. The aromas follow through onto a well-balanced vibrant palate that delivers an elegant, refreshing, crisp finish and a lingering aftertaste.

R120.00Purchase

Once upon a Shephard’s Cottage

The Shepherd’s Cottage at Overgaauw was originally built in the late 1700s to house the local shepherd. It’s a quaint cottage with thick, old whitewashed walls and small windows protected by green shutters, each with a heart carved out in its centre. Four generations of Van Veldens have made wine at Overgaauw. For the last two generations, the newlywed Van Velden children have had the privilege of calling this their home for the first few years of their married life. Along with the Shepherd’s Cottage Cab Sauv/Merlot, this wine celebrates the warmth, commitment and love shared in this humble home.

The Shed - Overgaauw Wine Estate

Our winemaker David van Velden’s comments:

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are from a single vineyard and were picked at optimum ripeness to produce a crisp, complex and very refreshing wine.

It generously offers a mélange of tropical aromas, lime zest and green apple, with a touch of ‘Overgaauw Terroir’ minerality. The aromas follow through onto a well-balanced vibrant palate that delivers an elegant, refreshing, crisp finish and a lingering aftertaste.

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