Hailing from Vredendal originally, Sakkie Mouton was born and bred up the west coast and went to school locally there before moving to Elsenburg college to study winemaking. Sakkie Mouton is the epitome of the classic West Coast maverick or perhaps the West Coast misfit to use his own words. But whatever descriptives you use to describe his unique brand of winemaking and marketing, there is no denying this young man’s incredible talent, passion and vision. Almost uniquely, despite his enviable and obvious rock star talents, he has never been too confident or arrogant to dismiss advice or unwilling to alter course in the name of producing the very best possible end product.
Sakkie Mouton Full on Misfit 2021
This wine shows notes of guava, peach, seaweed (kelp) and wet stone minerality on the nose with an intense saline mouthfeel covering the palate like an ocean wave, with orange peel and lime following afterwards.
This year the Full on Misfit is made up of 55% Colombard, 21% Chenin blanc, 19% Palomino and 5 % Chenel. All of them were picked early in the morning to preserve freshness and footstomped in an old basket press without the addition of any enzymes, except for a small amount of sulphur. They were naturally fermented and left to age on the gross lees for 8 months prior to being bottled unfiltered and unfined. Maturation took place in a blend of 228 liter and 500 liter 4th fill and older casks.
‘The 2021 Full On Misfit is an incredibly well assembled wine baring all the hallmarks that have made Sakkie Mouton’s previous releases so collectable. The aromatics scream West Coast terroir with layers of salinity, sea breeze and dried kelp over more linear expressions of white peach, freshly squeezed guava, pear puree and honeydew melon nuances. The ever-present crushed granite minerality adds extra complexity and character but also ensures that the wine never becomes too overtly fruity but rather errs on the side of a leaner classical textural restraint. The palate on this young wine shows fabulous crystalline purity and freshness with yet more waves of crunchy peach fruits, maritime salinity and delicate savoury notes of Japanese nori. The finish is taut, pithy and electric with a fine glycerol mid-palate balance and attractive hints of dried orange peel, lime cordial and brine. Another delicious addition to Sakkie’s line up, but more importantly, this is a wine that signals his growing confidence and expertise expressed with a certain ‘West Coast swagger’. Drink now and over the next 5 to 8+ years.’
Greg Sherwood MW 94 Points
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- Reference #:
- 13 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
- Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Palomino