Region: Bot River, South Africa
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaking: Whole bunch pressed and fermented in clay amphorae, and then aged for ten months in the same.
Annual Production: Very Limited
The Amphora Sauvignon Blanc forms part of the Reserve Range, and will only be bottled in outstanding vintages.
The nose of 2019 is open and expressive with notes of lemon, limes, granadilla and blackcurrant. The palate is concentrated with a smooth, fresh finish.
Gabriëlskloof is the realisation of a dream for South African Bernhard Heyns, who searched for several years to find the unique piece of land that would 'root him to the spot'. Local farmer Barry Anderson had heard about Bernhard’s mission and arranged to meet him on a windy summer’s day in 2001 at a farm called "Avontuur" on the outskirts of Botrivier. Both immediately recognised the potential of this piece of land (at the time covered with wheat and canola, and home to a few wandering sheep) and soon after, Bernhard bought what is today Gabriëlskloof.