Friday, August 31, 2012
Flat Roof Manor Sauvignon Blanc
Spring Sauvignon Blanc Festival The Pivot Courtyard Southern Sun Montecasino
Flat Roof Manor Sauvignon Blanc shows an abundance of green figs, asparagus, and gooseberry and herbaceous aromas, the herbaceous flavours follow through onto the palate to deliver a lively, zesty wine fit for any occasion.
The Flat Roof Manor range derives its name from the 18th century townhouse at the winery, where winemaker Estelle Lourens is based. One of just three two-storied neoclassical houses in this style at the Cape, it is thought to have been designed by the eminent architect Michel Thibault.
The label depicts the detailing of the flat-topped roof and features a cat that, according to local legend, stayed long after the original owners had moved on, to lap up the sun on the parapet.
Uitkyk Estate, where Flat Roof Manor wines are made, comprises 600 ha with 160 ha under vines.