A vibrant deep straw colour with flecks of green. The aromas on the bouquet are a melange ripe tropical fruits such as guava, papaya and passion fruit intermingled with the more herbaceous aromas indicative of a cooler climate Sauvignon Blanc such as asparagus, nettles and fresh cut grass. The palate is surprisingly full and rich with mouth filling flavours reminiscent of the characters on the bouquet. The Mid palate is broad and textured but the finish fresh and clean.
Tokara Sauvignon Blanc
for the equivalent of £13.95 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Fruity and Tropical
Country: South Africa
Appellation: Stellenbosch / Elgin
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
The winery, on the R310 outside Stellenbosch, is nestled among vineyards and olive groves on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass with sweeping views across False Bay and all the way to Table Mountain. Tokara prides itself on making wines that are site specific. Even though vineyards were initially planted on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain at the Stellenbosch property, two other farms, Highlands in the Elgin district and Siberia in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, were additionally acquired. In doing so Tokara is able to produce wines which express the distinct characteristics of these three prime wine producing regions. The Tokara farm was purchased in 1994 by GT Ferreira for residential purposes, but it wasn’t long before the great potential for planting vineyards was recognised and explored. Classic varietals were planted on the 400m above sea-level slopes. The cool air and low temperatures contribute to the excellent quality of Tokara wines. All viticulture procedures at Tokara strive to create a balance between the vegetative and reproductive qualities of the vine, which is beneficial to both the environment and the quality of the estate’s final product.