Here at Genesis Wines, we are proud of our small but growing portfolio of South African wines and it is always enjoyable to have our belief in a producer confirmed by critical comment.
The delicious Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay 2011 has been named as the JancisRobinson.com wine of the week, an accolade it fully deserves, as this is a great vintage of a fantastic wine.
WINE OF THE WEEK – JANCISROBINSON.COM
Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011
“Fryer’s Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from Bamboes Bay (a coastal ward of the Olifants River region, about 220 km north of Cape Town) represents a most refreshing change. It is recognisably Sauvignon Blanc without any gross greenness. Three months of lees ageing and bâtonnage, including a small oak-fermented proportion, has given texture and mouthfeel without undue weight. It is only 12% alcohol, but finishes bone dry and with well-aligned acid and fruit intensity.
I found it very heartening to know that wine can be made with these characteristics without compromising balance or flavour. It has as much complexity and length as you could hope for at its price. Indeed, at this price I can’t think of a Sauvignon I’d rather have – and it’s certainly better value than most equivalent Sancerres.”
- Richard Hemming (JancisRobinson.com)