Journeys End 'Weather Station' Sauvignon Blanc 2016, 75cl
New arrivals to these shores and indeed to James Nicholson Wines.These are some of the best wines we have tasted from South Africa and are delighted to be addding them to our fantastic range.
Among the long rolling south-facing slopes of the Stellenbosch winelands, caressed by cool coastal breezes, lies the boutique winery and vineyard, Journey’s End. With only a handful of premium, hand-crafted wines produced here, the focus is very much on quality.
This Sauvignon Blanc was named The Weather Station, because the SB11 clone, which is one of the core components used in this wine, had a big resurgence in the 1970s in Stellenbosch; it’s apt Afrikaans name is ‘Weerstasie Kloon’ (Weather station clone). Its name derived from its location next to an old Weather Station, which is now the Stellenbosch Wine Campus!
The Weather Station Sauvignon Blanc has the pale straw colour of youth, with a tinge of green. A complex wine, there’s melon and grapefruit on a bed of apple and Bosche pear, with a seam of freshness giving vitality and extending the flavours and the exhilirating finish.