Stellenbosch, South Africa
Miravel Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful white wine gem from the Stellenbosch wine region of South Africa. Miravel is a handcrafted family blend and a name that honors family footprints from many different lands. Maarten van Beuningen, until a few years ago, was a Zimbabwean farmer farming fruit, cattle, pigs and ostriches for much of his life; now he and his family find themselves in Somerset West, embarking on a new career as wine farmers. Maarten and his wife Janine acquired a portion of Dellrust, and have built a home on their new property, with a view to turning a lifelong love of wine into a new way of life.
The cool breezes that sweep up from False Bay lend themselves to a fresh, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, and the maiden 2005 vintage landed the estate its first award in 2006 - a bronze Veritas. Since then all the Sauvignon Blanc's have been awarded medals in various competitions, namely the Michelangelo International Wine Awards and Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. A fresh crisp wine with subtle tropical fruit aromas on the nose, citrus and melon coming to the fore. A refreshing wine with a soft mouth feel and a silky texture which is well balanced and showing complexity and a long clean finish. Only 3257 bottles produced.
Enjoy Miravel Sauvignon Blanc with baked cod, grilled shrimp, roast chicken, and mild cheeses.