Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2023

The nose is vibrant and inviting with its aromas of apple, lime and greengage and subtle whiffs of lemon verbena and elderflower. The palate shows more tropical fruit and interesting flavours reminiscent of a Thai green papaya salad, with hints of fresh pineapple and gooseberry. The mid-palate is round and smooth with a refreshingly tangy, yet integrated, acidity. The finish is clean, dry and crisp with notes of nettles, lemongrass and sherbet lingering on the palate.
The Porcupine Ridge brand has its origins in the natural environment of the farm and the ongoing efforts to conserve the biodiversity on the property and the surrounding mountains. In addition to a number of rare fauna and flora species – such as the erica lerouxiae which is endemic to Boekenhoutskloof – the farm is home to a several Crested Porcupine families, which are however rarely seen due to their nocturnal lifestyle.
“These wines are honest, true to type, and true to cultivar. Our winemaking philosophy has always been to follow a natural approach of no acidification or additions. The resulting wines are much more about a generous palate weight than simple primary aromatics followed by acidity. ” ~ Marc Kent

Food Pairing
Delicious on its own or enjoy with chicken schnitzel with fresh lemon, sushi, goat’s milk cheese or a seafood platter

The Estate
Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making.

Alcohol: 12.68% vol