Tasting notes : Seasalter Sauvignon Blanc
Shellfish, Vegetarian, Goat’s Cheese.
Seasalter is Groote Post’s highly acclaimed flagship Sauvignon Blanc with a dash of oak and Semillon. This historic and award-winning Darling Hills estate makes yet another wine that is unique in its story, terroir, and taste.
It all happened with owner, Nick Pentz and the sea. Back in 2013, on one of his wine marketing trips to the UK. Groote Post owner Nick visited the tiny medieval village of Seasalter, which had been a centre for salt production in the Iron Age.
“I immediately loved the name Seasalter as it was so reminiscent of Groote Post overlooking the icy Atlantic Ocean,” Nick explains. “I knew straight away that Seasalter, as a name, would find its way into the world of Groote Post in years to come. However, not being sure at that stage in what guise it would be.”
“Lukas Wentzel, our winemaker, had for many years been experimenting with Sauvignon Blanc, partial oaking, and the addition of Semillon. Lukas one day said to me that he had an interesting wine of top quality that he wanted to get into bottle, a 2015 vintage of Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon.”
The Seasalter 2022 vintage nose shows fruit notes of passionfruit, yellow stone fruit, guava and fynbos. And the palate offers tropical fruit notes with hints of salinity and minerality, followed by a long lingering finish.
The Seasalter is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon . In addition, 30% of the Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged for 8 months in a 300 litre French Oak barrels. Afterwards, the remaining components were fermented in stainless steel tanks and left on the fine lees.