Trizanne Barnard is prepared to push the boundaries; deciding to focus on Elim to produce her white wines, she went as far south as it is possible to go. Elim is an ancient land, at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, and at the mercy of the prevailing south easterly wind. It is this, the coolest of cool South African climates that Trizanne has realised her ambition to make aromatic, textured, elegant white wines. Latterly she has also developed a wonderful Syrah in this wind ravaged land too. To balance these challenges she also works in Swartzland, the home of the recent South African winemaking renaissance, making reds that are light of touch, vibrant and full of life.
Tasting Note: Vibrant and fresh nose of crushed rocks, ripe pear and yellow gooseberry. Quite energetic on the palate which builds and has more profundity than one may first realise. Walks the tightrope between bracing Elim freshness and ripe fruit brilliantly. Finishes on a dry, clean and very classy note.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (2014)
Sauvignon Blanc (100%)