“WHITE” SAUVIGNON BLANC, NOUVELLE
W.O. COASTAL REGION
(Sold per 6x750ml case)
The Gentis White 2023 stands as a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship arising from the harmonious blend of Durbanville’s cool climate Sauvignon Blanc and Swartland’s bushvine Nouvelle. Holding the glass, one immediately notices its delicate lime green hue, whispering promises of the zesty, crisp and rich tapestry of flavours that lie beneath.
Upon the first swirl, there’s an arresting aroma that beckons, reminiscent of an orchard in full bloom. The white pear’s fresh, aromatic quality springs forward, accompanied by the more subtle and exotic notes of loquat, adding a touch of the unusual and unexpected. Yet, it’s not just the fruit profile that captures the senses. There’s a distinct undercurrent of mineral and chalkiness, reminiscent of rain on fresh limestone or the cool touch of a river stone. This mineral profile provides a bedrock, grounding the fruitier notes and ensuring that they never veer into overt sweetness.
Gold National Young Wine Show 2023 | Gold LUMO Awards 2023
On the palate, the Gentis White 2023 doesn’t disappoint. The first sip delivers a rush of those white pear and loquat flavours, lush and vivid. Yet, it’s the texture that truly differentiates this wine. Extended skin contact has imparted a uniquely grippy, pithy set of tannins that grip the palate, providing a fascinating counterpoint to the wine’s refreshing style. It’s a dance of sensations, with the tannic grip playing off against the zesty fruitiness in a way that’s both intriguing and harmonious.
The finish is both long and refreshing, with the mineral chalkiness echoing in the aftertaste, cleansing the palate and leaving an indelible mark of the wine’s distinct character.
In summation, the Gentis White 2023 is an exhilarating exploration of texture and taste, uniting the best elements of its constituent grapes in a refreshing yet complex style that lingers in memory long after the last sip. A true gem for the discerning, yet popular palate.