The grapes for the David Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc were picked early in the mornings and kept cold on their journey to the winery where the utmost care was taken in the production process to maintain the wines fresh green character and racy acidity. Green apple, flinty, and tropical fruit flavours on the nose flow through onto the palate where crisp, clean acidity is met by a creamy midpalate. A softer and rounder version of Sauvignon Blanc than most modern-day examples with more than a nod to the French style of the Loire.
All grapes were handpicked, pressed in a variety of methods including destemming-crushing and whole bunch and then fermented in batches in stainless steel tanks of 5000 litres. Cold fermentation with a variety of different yeasts was followed by 2 months’ maturation on the lees. Regular stirring of the lees allowed a creamy texture to develop in the wine.
Edgebaston wines are made by David Finlayson on the Finlayson family vineyards in Stellenbosch. The range of wines is made to reflect the personality and winemaking philosophy of the region and the Finlayson family.
Quality and a holistic approach to the production of our wines is our ethos. We strive to farm the land, grow the grapes, and make the wine in an environmentally friendly manner whilst ensuring that each wine is world-class.
It is the Finlayson family’s firm belief that Stellenbosch has always and will remain South Africa’s finest winemaking region, this is where we wish to continue to create wonderful wines for the discerning wine collector.