Bayten Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 26461
Wine Enthusiast 90
“Clean and lively, this dazzles with fresh aromas of green melon, plum and lemon curd that are accented by herbal notes of fresh-cut grass and sweet pea. The palate is prickly and nervy, with oodles of bright, mouthwatering citrus flavors and a touch of underripe peach. Drink now through 2019 to best enjoy its vibrancy.”-WE
“The wine has a pale lemon yellow color and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and an intrusion of green peppers. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.”-Winemaker’s Notes
“Bayten (formerly known as Buitenverwachting) was part of the original Constantia estate founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Dutch Colony at the Cape. One of South Africa’s premier estates, this beautiful farm is situated on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg Mountain, just south of Cape Town and a few miles from False Bay.
Today under the guidance of current proprietor Lars Maack, the winery has earned a reputation as the source of some of South Africa’s most exquisite, mineral-tinged white wines. Bayten is a Dutch word that means "beyond expectation." Cellarmaster Herman Kirschbaum and winemaker Brad Paton continue to craft stunning wines that deliver on that promise to exhilarate the senses.
Constantia is one of the few wine-growing areas in South Africa which does not need to rely on irrigation, thanks to significant winter rainfall. Bayten's vineyards, planted on a variety of ancient decomposed granite soils, are dry farmed, with an average yield of five tons per hectare. The farm embraces a variety of holistic farming practices. A portion of the estate has been dedicated to a conservancy in order to preserve indigenous flora and fauna, and a section of the vineyards is currently undergoing organic certification.”-Winery Notes
Great value wine
Posted by John on 6/21/18 [Verified]
My favorite savgnon blanc!
Would buy again - Probably one of the only South African wines I'd every repurchase haha. We typically prefer Marlborough Sauvignon blanc but this is now a runner up.
Posted by Lindsey on 12/1/17 [Verified]
Good fruit and acid balance - my house white
Posted by Ray on 12/1/17 [Verified]
Posted by John on 2/18/19 [Verified]
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