Waterford is a 120 hectare estate situated in the stunningly beautiful Blauwklippen Valley, part of the Stellenbosch wine region. The property was identified and created by the Ord and Arnold families from a subsection of the old Stellenrust farm. Kevin Arnold has built a brilliant team at Waterford built around his own winemaking prowess backed up by the outstanding talents of winemaker Mark le Roux. The Estate is really performing at the very peak of its powers making outstanding red and white wines both with the ability to age gracefully. The Estate itself is also worth a visit if you ever happen to find yourself in the region and Kevin’s ‘safari tour’ of the property is something not to be missed!
Waterford Estate Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2018
The Waterford range is well known for terroir specific wines. In this case the Sauvignon Blanc is carefully sourced from vineyards in Elgin, a well suited terroir for the growth of Sauvignon Blanc, with a slightly cooler climate than Stellenbosch. Once the grapes are harvested, they are transported to Waterford Estate for further vinification. A very natural approach is followed in order to best express the characteristics of the surroundings of the vineyards.
The Waterford Elgin Sauvignon blanc is driven by expression and focus. Coming from the leading apple producing region in South Africa, the characteristic chalky/slate soils bring out precision aromatics and fresh minerality in the wine.