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Rating: 91 Pts Stephen Tanzer - Vinous MediaSize:750ML
Region: South Africa Country:South Africa
Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon ABV:13%

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91 Pts Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media

"The 2013 Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc Elgin Valley, which includes 11% semillon vinified with wild yeasts and aged briefly in new French oak, offers a cornucopia of scents, ranging from lemon drop, peach skin and chlorophyll to more exotic papaya and lanolin. It’s concentrated, tactile and creamy, conveying an impression of thickness without any excess weight. A piquant pink grapefruit quality leavens its hint of floral sweetness. The lightly musky finish features excellent subtle length and lift and an exhilarating sugar/acid balance that brought me back for more. My score: 91 points."


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Winery:
"Downes Family Vineyards is situated in the Elgin Valley within the Kogelberg Biosphere with mountains on our western boundary and the Palmiet River forming the eastern boundary. The Elgin Valley which has long been regarded as the apple and pear centre of South Africa, now has some of the country's most highly regarded winemakers establishing vineyards in the area, testament to its obvious winemaking potential.

The team at Shannon Vineyards strives to produce wines of elegance and finesse, wines that achieve power, not through higher alcohol but through core quality and complexity. Everything in the vineyard is done for a reason, to give the grapes every opportunity to reflect the harmony, balance, equilibrium and the expression of purity of the fruit. The winemaking approach of minimal intervention highlights the difference in terroirs and emphasizes minerality and individuality.

The name Downes Family Vineyards pays homage to our Irish ancestry. Our forefathers, the Shannon and Downes families were from County Cork, Ireland. On the other side, the James family were wine merchants and former owners of the White Horse Pub in Parsons Green, London." - Importer

Vineyards:
"Shannon Vineyards used Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and two separate independent planting surveys to ensure that the correct grape variety and rootstock combination was planted in the soil types of the identified sites. There are 17 different variations of ancient soil types to choose from and slopes varying from cool South, South East, East and North East facing aspects. Our soils range from very heavy blue/red clays, iron enriched gravel known as Bokkeveld Shales, through to white silicate quartz encrusted sandstone known as Table Mountain Sandstone.

Shannon Vineyard’s cool climate can be attributed to:

- its altitude within the Elgin Valley (260 to 800m),
- being geographically cocooned in the Elgin Valley by mountain ranges,
- its extreme minimum and maximum temperatures,
- an emphasis on cold nighttime temperatures,
- resulting in an average mean temperature of 19.5ºC during the ripening period,
- an abundant rainfall of about 1000mm per year,
- the vineyards benefiting from the prevailing cold summer South Easter wind, known as the “Black South-Easter”, blowing in from the ocean 12 kilometers away." - Importer