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Unveiling the Newest Durbanville Collab Sauvignon Blanc: Why You Need to Be the First to Try It


Durbanville Sauvignon Soirée on May 3 2024
Durbanville Sauvignon Soirée on May 3 2024


Winemakers from South Africa’s premier cool-climate winemaking region of Durbanville will unveil the latest vintage of its collaborative Sauvignon Blanc within days – and it’s a keeper!


As with its previous two iterations, the 2024 Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc pooled the

champion talents of the region’s renowned wine growers and winemakers. As such, it has

become a South African super Sauvignon Blanc with the 2024 release raising the bar yet

again.


An optimal growing season ahead of harvest ensured fruit was at its very best. In turn, the

wine not only shines immediately when poured but will continue to develop character during

extended maturation.


Its first big public showing will be at the Durbanville Sauvignon Soirée on May 3

appropriately, when the world celebrates International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

This year, a total of 10 wine farms contributed fruit from their best vineyards for its making.

The responsibility of making up the final blend revolves between contributors with

Diemersdal – one of the country’s most innovative and awarded Sauvignon Blanc makers –

taking over from predecessor De Grendel.


Event and booking details

  • Date and time: 3 May, 17:00 - 20:00

  • Venue: Cassia, Nitida Wine Estate

  • Price: R250 pp

  • Book on Quicket: https://qkt.io/QyQ9wF

  • The price includes the tasting of 10 different producers' Sauvignon Blanc; canapés by Cassia Restaurant; wines from France and Italy, and the Sauvignon Blanc Top 10; the Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc 2024 and live music.


Fruit was received from Diemersdal and De Grendel as well as Bloemendal, D'Aria,

Durbanville Hills, Groot Phesantekraal, Klein Roosboom, Maastricht, Meerendal and Nitida.

“We’re very excited about this wine,” says Diemersdal’s Juandré Bruwer, who undertook the blend with Mari Branders.

“The grapes were in top condition with higher acids and a low pH – ideal for producing a Sauvignon Blanc of this calibre. It was a real privilege to make this wine,” he added.

The collaborative project was inspired from decades of consistent recognition for the

Durbanville Wine Valley’s excellence. “The Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc was chosen as the

ideal vehicle to tell the story of our region, the world-class quality of our wines and the shared

vision of producers,” says Durbanville Wine Valley manager Natasha de Villiers.


The region’s global reputation particularly for Sauvignon Blanc was underscored last year

when it was chosen as one of the hosts for the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon - the first

time in history that the Sauvignon Blanc-focussed championship was held outside Europe.


The 2024 Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc sells for R120 and is available for purchase from the

participating wineries.


 

For more information about Durbanville Wine Valley, visit www.durbanvillewine.co.za or send

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