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Backsberg John Martin Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Grape 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation South Africa
Oak 10% barrel fermented in neutral French oak
Sustainable Certified carbon neutral
Sustainable Integrity & sustainability certified by IPW

Fermentation occurs primarily in stainless steel tanks, although 10% of the blend is fermented in French oak barrels and left on the lees for 3-6 months. Notes of gooseberry, green fig and guava combine with elegance and freshness.


The vineyards are 12 years old and yield 8-12 tons per hectare.

Picked at cool temperatures, grapes for this wine are left on the skins for 12-24 hours after crushing. Only free run juice is used for fermentation. Fermentation occurs primarily in stainless steel tanks, although 10% of the blend is fermented in French oak barrels and left on the lees for 3-6 months. The wine is bottled 9 months after picking.

Backsberg John Martin Sauvignon Blanc