80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon
50% Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel tanks without malolactic fermentation, 50% Sauvignon Blanc wood fermented, Semillon component 100% wood fermented.
When in 2002 Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin took up the challenge of establishing a winery in a remote corner of the Walker Bay Wine Region, they did so with the courage of their conviction. The 40 hectares of undulating land on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge had never been planted to vines before, but recognising the vast potential, they set out with tenacity and determination to transform it into a model wine farm. No easy feat, but then the Swiss-born JC and South African-born Carolyn (née Finlayson) both come from wine pioneering stock spanning at least three generations and two continents!
Recommended with fresh oysters and strawberry salsa, seafood bisque or bouillabaisse.
In the press
Jean-Claude Martin combines Sauvignon Blanc with 20% Semillon in this lightly wooded, Bordeaux-style white blend. The 2017 release may dispense with the latter grape, but it definitely adds interest here: jasmine and fresh herb notes with creamy lees and a pithy,grapefruity tang. Tim Atkin, South Africa Special Report 2017