We have very close links to South Africa and I’ve personally enjoyed several trips there in recent years to judge and visit wineries, and there is no doubt in my mind that South Africa is currently the most exciting country of origin in the world of wine. The transformation in quality, styles and attitudes to its wines over the past 5 years has been nothing short of remarkable.
On my most recent trip in March we had the opportunity to put the finishing touches on a pair of own label blends which really deliver a massive amount of value. The white is a straight Sauvignon Blanc from a single estate in the cool, maritime region of Constantia. This has a great combination of crisp, grassy characters, plus a beautiful spectrum of fascinating Sauvignon Blanc notes – spearmint, blackcurrant leaf, and yellow plum.
We’re confident that this is a wine that really delivers superb value for money and marks the beginning of a new range of labels especially for and exclusively to Philglas & Swiggot.