2010 Vintage: Old Mutual Trophy Best Sauvignon Blanc 2012
2010 Vintage: John Platter 5 * 2012
2010 Vintage: Decanter Trophy 2011
The winemaking philosophy at Kleine Zalze is underpinned by a three-pronged strategy of nurturing and developing all the components involved in the process: the vineyards, the cellar, and the people. The vineyards are where all great wines are made and they leave no stone unturned to produce the best quality grapes.
The cellar is responsible throughout the wine making process for safeguarding the best quality found only in the grapes, to produce these great wines. The people involved in the whole process are what make it all possible. To this avail the directors and management are responsible for motivating and training the team to empower them to do their best.
A wine with a balance of tropical green pea and fig flavours backed with full floral herbaceous undertones on the palate. This full bodied Sauvignon Blanc shows a good balance of the characteristics of the five different terroirs. The grapes for this wine were grown in five different terroirs. 30% come from Stellenbosch, 30% from Durbanville, 30% from Darling, 5% from Elim and 5% from the West Coast. Only the best bunches from the various blocks from vineyards, not further than 10 kilometers from the sea, were harvested separately at night to ensure optimal freshness. A combination of Scali, strong clay and sandy soils resulted in berries with green fig, pea and asparagus flavours.
The wine can well age for another 3 years.