This beautiful farm on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg and barely 12km from False Bay, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa. Imbued with a sense of history, the Mueller family has retraced the roots of Buitenverwachting. The farm was lovingly restored to its former glory in the early 1980’s, while extensive planting of the most selected of cultivars was initiated. The result was a maiden grape harvest of 100 tonnes – the first harvest the farm had seen in 30 years. An historic achievement that lived up to its name: Buitenverwachting – “Beyond Expectation”.
The wine has a pale straw colour and a profoundly mineral bouquet with hints of gooseberries and fresh fig leaves. The fabulous flavour has all that one expects from a top-drawer Sauvignon from a cool climate. Gorgeous depth, yet light on its feet, with energy, poise and vibrancy. One of the finest vintages since 2012. ( Caroline )