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 Sand Erf, Vermentino 2023
Floral aromatics of lime, peach, minerals, Kelp . Intense palate with sensations of saltiness from the skin contact component with layers of fruit and minerality.
100% Vermentino white wine from young vines located 15 kilometres from the cold Atlantic ocean, in Koekenaap on the West Coast of South Africa. Grapes were picked early in the morning to preserve freshness, then cooled down before being crushed the next morning.
Harvested in two separate parcels, with the first parcel getting 12 hours on the skins, before pressing and the second parcel getting whole bunch pressed. After pressing both parcels were blended. Fermentation started after two days and lasted for about one month, fermentation temperature was kept at 18°C. After fermentation the wine was racked to one 300 litre barrel for aging on the gross lees. Aging in barrel was done for 4 months with regular stirring of the lees. Bottled with the addition of a little sulphur, unfined and unfiltered. W.O. Koekenaap
These Vineyards were planted in 2017 on Sandstone soils 15 kilometres from the Atlantic ocean.