The Tokara Sauvignon Blanc displays a brilliant pale straw colour. Aromas of ripe quince and orange blossom spring from the glass. Lightly toasted brioche and almonds complement these aromas. The entry on the palate is vibrant with fresh clementine, grapefruit and subtle ginger spice notes. The mid-palate has a creamy rounded texture, yet the wine finishes pleasantly dry with a refreshing palate.
The grapes for this wine originate from Tokara’s properties in two different regions: namely Stellenbosch and Elgin, as well as from bought-in fruit from two Stellenbosch vineyards. The vineyards crop at around 6 t/ha. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and pressed to stainless steel tanks for overnight settling, after which the juice was racked and run to barrel with some lees added back. 100% of the wine fermented in 228ltr French oak barrels, 5% being new barrels. The wine spent an average of 8 months in barrel ageing on the gross lees with regular lees stirring. There was no malolactic fermentation allowed on this wine. The wine was bottled in October 2018 after stabilisation and filtration.