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Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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Graham Beck is a giant of the South African wine scene and has led the country's thundering success since the end of Apartheid in 1994, a year that saw Nelson Mandela toast his inauguration as President with a flute of Beck's Brut NV. Fizz remains a key part of the Beck portfolio and the sparkling wines are rightly recognised as among the best in the New World. Based in Robertson, a second cellar in Franschhoek has been built to further extend the company's potential. Pieter 'Bubbles' Ferreira retains overall control of the winemaking with the talented Erika Obermeyer and Irene Waller heading up the Franschhoek and Robertson wineries respectively. The grapes for this 100% Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from their vineyards in Stellenbosch on the cool False Bay rim and from Darling. A classic Sauvignon Blanc with green grassy aromas on the nose and concentrated tropical fruit flavour, with hints of green pepper. The crisp, lively acidity sparkles on the palate. Enjoy as an aperitif or with sushi and Sashimi, or grilled, smoked and spicy fish dishes.

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External Reviews for Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/18/2010

Really lively, with lemon zest, sea salt and thyme notes that stay crunchy through the lengthy finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases imported. -JM



Graham Beck is a giant of the South African wine scene and has led the country's thundering success since the end of Apartheid in 1994, a year that saw Nelson Mandela toast his inauguration as President with a flute of Beck's Brut NV. Fizz remains a key part of the Beck portfolio and the sparkling wines are rightly recognised as among the best in the New World. Based in Robertson, a second cellar in Franschhoek has been built to further extend the company's potential. Pieter 'Bubbles' Ferreira retains overall control of the winemaking with the talented Erika Obermeyer and Irene Waller heading up the Franschhoek and Robertson wineries respectively. The grapes for this 100% Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from their vineyards in Stellenbosch on the cool False Bay rim and from Darling. A classic Sauvignon Blanc with green grassy aromas on the nose and concentrated tropical fruit flavour, with hints of green pepper. The crisp, lively acidity sparkles on the palate. Enjoy as an aperitif or with sushi and Sashimi, or grilled, smoked and spicy fish dishes.

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