Ashbourne Sandstone Blanc 2022 750ml - Yankee Spirits
Ashbourne Sandstone Blanc 2022 750ml
SKU: 121054

Ashbourne Sandstone Blanc 2022

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750ml
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$23.99

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Category White Wine
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Origin South Africa, Hemel en Aarde
Brand Ashbourne
Alcohol/vol 13.3%
Other vintages
This is an innovative white blend that captures the most beautiful possible expression of the sandstone-derived soils in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Free by design of excessively dramatic varietal fruit, the focus of the wine is on bright, hard minerality, salinity and vibrant natural acidity, coated by a full and gentle viscosity derived from a unique endemic yeast and the method of vinification, not from high alcohol. Nearly three decades of family experience have gone into this blend.
Wine Spectator
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Packs a racy spine of acidity that hones flavors of poached apricot, guava and lemon curd, which show light, pleasing plumpness. Reveals accents of white blossoms, beeswax and grated ginger on the stony finish. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Sémillon. Drink now through 2026. 550 cases made, 30 cases imported.

May 31, 2023
Vinous
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The 2022 Sandstone, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay, is whole bunch pressed with 100% wild ferment with a high solid to juice ratio, just over half raised in Nomblot eggs. This has a lovely, pure bouquet with quince, orange pith and light nectarine aromas. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity, taut and fresh with orange rind and lemon zest towards the persistent finish. This is very promising.

August 2022

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