Metis Sauvignon Blanc was inspired by Pascal Jolivet and his holistic approach to winemaking in Sancerre.
Using a unique and minimalistic approach to winemaking, we were able to make a wine that shows the true expression of the Constantia terroir. The name Metis refers to the collaboration between the two countries to produce this great wine and is reflected in the flower on the label that is a hybrid of the South African Protea and French Iris.
Due to the way the wine has been made, it has a reserved nose with both typical and atypical Sauvignon Blanc traits in it. Unique and unconventional you will find lots of orange zest and black currant on the nose that is constantly evolving. The palate has a complex minerality with fresh and savoury fruit flavours following through from the nose. The wine finishes with a burst of freshness and a touch of white pepper that gives it a long and full finish.
The grapes were hand-harvested from one our highest vineyards and the wine was made using minimal intervention in the cellar. Only natural yeasts were involved in the fermentation. The wine underwent a long, cool fermentation and was left to mature on its fine lees for ten months in stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol: 13.82% vol
Residual Sugar: 2.19g/l
Total Acid: 7.06g/l