90 Points - Stephen Tanzer/Vinous Media
Wayne Gabb, viticulturist and general manager of Lomond Wines, believes in first increasing the organic matter in the soil before tackling his vines. It is this careful and holistic approach that has allowed Gabb to build a solid base on the farm and to draw the very best out of the soil, thus allowing Lomond to produce award-winning wines without depleting is resources. Moving into an entirely new terrain for wine, Gabb made a personal pact in establishing Lomond to keep the viticulture as "clean and green" as possible and to maintain the farmís abundant biodiversity by setting aside 750 Ha for conservation. It's an attitude to farming that has not only helped to earn Lomond membership of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) for protecting the environment and conserving the indigenous habitat but has played a key role in the estate's fast-growing reputation for their award-winning Sauvignon Blanc.
Lomond Sauvignon Blanc offers delicate aromas of green pepper and tropical fruit with herbaceous undertones. The palate is fresh and medium bodied with crisp minerality accompanied by faint traces of Guava, litchi, lavender and rose petal aromas, rounded off by tropical fruit, followed by a soft creamy finish.
"From an appellation on Walker Bay to the east of Hermanus; aged on its lees and stirred every two weeks): Polished pale yellow with silver highlights. Pure, vibrant aromas of citrus peel, white flowers, white pepper and fresh thyme. Juicy and intense, with a firm mineral spine giving precision to the middle palate. Finishes quite minerally, with grapefruit pith and salty flavors. A lively, subtle Sauvignon Blanc in a rather austere style." - Stephen Tanzer/Vinous Media
Product of South Africa
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%