This is just the second vintage of Duncan’s dream blend. And what a year it is. He has a great track record with Sauvignon, the main variety, but combines that with Semillon, Chenin and Clairette. The resulting mix is not so recognisable as Sauvignon. It’s a unique style that we’ll just call Duncan Savage.
Producer Information: Savage Wines
There is no doubt that Duncan Savage is one of the best white wine winemakers in South Africa. His track record speaks for itself. Taming Sauvignon Blanc and more so, Semillon, from cool climate sites on the peninsula, has revealed the real potential of these varietals in a blend to a whole new generation of winemakers and consumers.
Duncan spent 14 vintages as head winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards. In 2011 he started his own Savage Wines label and, since then, he has been fully absorbed and focused on taking the Savage brand to the next level and bedding Down his new urban winery in Salt River, Cape Town.
"Duncan Savage thinks he hasn't hit his full potential yet. Heaven help his rivals when he does." Tim Atkin MW