Two lovely South African whites: Daschbosch and Savage

Two lovely wines last night, with some fish and chips.

Daschbosch Skin Contact 2018 Breedekloof, South Africa
From Breedekloof co-op Uni Wines, this is one of their top range looking to show the potential of some of the best vineyards in the region. It’s a really lovely wine that blends together Chenin Blanc (70%) with some Muscat (30%, known locally as Hanepoot). Grapes are destemmed, crushed and fermented on the skins. They are left for six months before pressing. Lovely crisp citrus fruit with some grapey richness – really nice detail here with lovey freshness and focus. Has the floral Muscat notes but it’s also quite serious with no tannic notes from skin contact at all. 93/100

Savage White 2015 Western Cappe
Duncan Savage’s third vintage, and at age four this is beginning to sing. A Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend with some Clairette Blanche and Chenin Blanc in the mix. This has aged beautifully. 
Lovely focused fresh wine. Complex and taut with a lovely pithy edge to the grapefruit notes, as well as hints of almond and elderflower. This has developed beautifully and very slowly and shows brilliant freshness with notes of tangerine and spice on the finish. A lovely wine. 94/100

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