Celebrations, cheers, and excitement filled many homes, as wineries and winemakers gathered to watch the announcement of the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 virtual awards ceremony. Less than a month prior, the Top 20 wines were announced, creating significant anticipation. For Stellenbosch Vineyards, the wait was worth it.
Stellenbosch Vineyards Southern View Sauvignon Blanc 2020 has been announced as a Top 10 winner in the annual FNB Sauvignon Blanc 10 competition. This premier wine competition is the only one in South Africa exclusively devoted to Sauvignon Blanc. “To have your Sauvignon Blanc recognised at this prestigious competition is nothing short of spectacular. From the first tasting, I knew this wine had the potential to be special and, I feel honored to receive this award”, smiles winemaker Bernard Claassen.
Stellenbosch Vineyards is privileged to produce wine in the prestigious grape-growing region of Stellenbosch. The grapes for the awarded Southern View Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from three Southern facing vineyard blocks, as the name suggests. The individual wines produced from the three vineyard blocks are then carefully blended to create the 2020 vintage.
The Southern View Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a fresh, modern-styled, and, unwooded Sauvignon Blanc. The nose shows a cascade of gooseberries, lemongrass, and asparagus, complimented by juicy fruits. It promises a well-balanced and full palate with a rich lingering finish, to make for an uncomplicated, clean wine. The line of acidity in this wine makes it ideal for enjoying seafood, white meats, or goat’s cheese.
This year, the Top 10 were selected from a broad collection of entries, as 96 producers submitted just under 150 wines. According to Sauvignon Blanc SA, a good balance was accomplished with six winning wines from the 2019 vintages, three from the 2020 vintage, and one wine from 2018.
Our award-winning Sauvignon Blanc can be purchased via our online shop or at our cellar door.
Stellenbosch Vineyards is a leading Stellenbosch wine producer and is the smart solutions and innovation hub of Advini South Africa. More than 80% of Stellenbosch Vineyards’ wines are exported to over 40 countries, while the winery’s local and African footprint is growing rapidly. Stellenbosch Vineyards offers a diverse wine range, including unique varietals, limited release parcels, international commercial brands, and customized smart solutions.
For more information, contact Stellenbosch Vineyards Marketing Coordinator - Marcelle Laubscher via email@example.com