Friday Night Whites. Picked up this little southern beauty from the grocery based solely on location and label - yes, that’s me, basic AF. Anyways, Southern Right is a winery based on the southwest tip of South Africa that specializes in Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc. The 2017 SvB is a dry offering of 10% Hemel-en-Aarde Valley grapes with the rest being a blend of other Walker Bay SvB with ~14k cases produced. Most of the grapes in the area grow in a sandstone/clay soil in a maritime climate, yielding a nice old world flavor profile to the wines, (think acid and mineral). Wine has been grown in South Africa since the 1650s, but only recently with the ending of Apartheid, has the industry been able to thrive. Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Colombard are the most grown varietals. Drank this one, on its own, chilled and unpaired. Remember to drink this now - SvB is best when young. ~$16 | #sauvingnonblanc #southafricanwine #fridaynightwhites
On the eyes: Pale light yellow, clear, light stain, med tears, no gas/floc.
On the nose: Delicate gooseberry and quince, sweet lychee, some floral notes and wet slate. Med alcohol.
On the tongue: Med+ acid, light tannin, med alcohol, juicy and round. Quince, asian pear, persimmon, and lychee rounding out to a bit of leafy notes and high mineralty. Really nice, long, pleasant finish. Not your classic SvB! — 2 years ago
2005 Alves de Sousa Reserva Pessoal Branco
Made in an oxidized style, the color is a deep gold and the nose reveals notes of saline, almonds, ginger and sweet bread dough. This reminds me of a denser white Rioja, ala Lopez de Heredia. The palate adds some licorice, white plum and a toasty finish from the oak. Good acidity, 12.5% abv., medium+ length. Grape Varieties - Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Viosinho and other old varieties from the Douro
#fridaynightwhites #douro — 5 years ago
A touch cloudy, some skin contact maybe?
Stunningly elegant and perfectly balanced acidity and fruit. Refreshingly clean lemon citrus, granny smith apple, nervy and steely mouthwatering acidity. Truly made in the Italian mold. 71% Greco di Tufo 29% Pinot Grigio #100%awesome #fridaynightwhites @Dan Petroski — 5 years ago