Packed with notes of passion fruit, melon, kiwi
and lime backed by a pronounced herbal and mineral edge, it displays an elegance typical of cool climate
Wine Spectator 87 points - Good citrus-edged zip frames a core of white peach and kiwifruit notes, with a racy, fresh finish. Drink now. 6,000 cases imported.-JM
(Apr 30 2015)
Vinous 88 points - Pale, bright straw. Citrus fruit, ripe canteloupe and passion fruit aromas are lifted by pungent dried herbs and minerals on the complex nose. Pliant and firm, showing lovely intensity and texture but little in the way of easy sweetness; today the wine’s mineral and herbal components are more obvious than its underlying fruit flavors of lemon, kiwi and pink grapefruit. Carrying just over three grams per liter of residual sugar but finishes quite dry. Lightly saline in a positive way.
This Sauvignon Blanc is crafted by Bayten (short for Buitenverwachting, which is Dutch for “beyond
expectation”) - a Sauvignon specialist recognized for their
refined, mineral-tinged whites. Beyond offers a tremendous value, consistently earning “Best Buy”/
“Best Value” accolades.
|Bayten (formerly known as Buitenverwachting) was part of the original Constantia estate founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Dutch Colony at the Cape. One of South Africa’s premier estates, this beautiful farm is situated on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg Mountain, just south of Cape Town and a few miles from False Bay.
Today under the guidance of current proprietor Lars Maack, the winery has earned a reputation as the source of some of South Africa’s most exquisite, mineral-tinged white wines. Bayten is a Dutch word that means ”beyond expectation.” Cellarmaster Herman Kirschbaum and winemaker Brad Paton continue to craft stunning wines that deliver on that promise to exhilarate the senses.