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Wild Air-Storm Wines (75cl)

£22.50 GBP

Wild Air is a collaboration between Hannes Storm, of Storm Wines, and his UK
agent, Ben Henshaw. Grapes are sourced from Ignis vineyard in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South AfricaInspired by the more restrained, textural styles of Sauvignon Blanc rarely made in South Africa, this is an outstanding wine with a small production.

 

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Cape South Coast, South Africa

Alcohol: 12.5%

Tasting notes/pairing options: Wild Air is a brilliant, zippy, concentrated Sauvignon with good textural depth to match its freshness – close your eyes and you could be drinking a ripe vintage Sancerre. 

Uncertified organic

 

The vineyard/the winemaking:

Most of the vineyard is planted with Pinot, but there is a small section of 20-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines, quite unusual for the region, growing on low-vigour, stony, clay-rich shale soils. Winemaking is hands-off. Grapes are pressed with a basket press. Fermentation is with natural yeasts, mostly in neutral 228-litre French oak and with a small part in tank. The wine rests on the lees for 6 months and a quarter of it completes full malolactic fermentation. Bottled without fining or filtration.