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Sauvignon Blanc South Africa fosters excellence in making and marketing South African Sauvignon Blanc locally and internationally. Members’ networking and information exchange include technical seminars and workshops, selection and training of specialist tasting panels for wine competitions, a blog covering technical aspects, as well as Sauvignon Blanc tastings for media and wine lovers. The annual FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition was started in 2007 to promote innovation and excellence of the Sauvignon Blanc cultivar and reward those making wines of true distinction.

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THE LATEST FROM SAUVIGNON BLANC SA

A Technical Unravelling of the Young Wine Show Champion!

A Technical Unravelling of the Young Wine Show Champion!

Dr. Carien Coetzee Basic Wine 12 September 2019 The coveted General Smuts Trophy for the best wine at the SA Young Wine show was won by Flagstone Winery in Somerset West for their 2019 Sauvignon Blanc (unwooded). This was the fifth time in the competition’s 187-year...

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QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE AT THE 2019 FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10

QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE AT THE 2019 FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10

Media Release 6 September 2019 The countdown to naming this year's champions of Sauvignon blanc has begun. Along with an increase in entries, judges completing the final round of assessments for the 2019 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition highlighted excellence of...

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POTASSIUM POLYASPARTATE (KPA)

POTASSIUM POLYASPARTATE (KPA)

ENSURING TARTRATE STABILITY IN SOUTH AFRICAN SAUVIGNON BLANC... SINCE 2019!   Dr. Carien Coetzee Basic Wine 27 August 2019 Until now, various additives, such as metatartaric acid, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), mannoproteins and Gum Arabic showed some limitation...

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Sauvignon Blanc from two Nations of the Great South

Sauvignon Blanc from two Nations of the Great South

Emile Joubert writes about a recent Erica Crawford tasting hosted by Sauvignon Blanc South Africa (published on The Wine Goggle) "Icy rain pelting down over Stellenbosch and a wine cold enough to freeze the heart of a twice-divorced Texan housewife, this was no ideal...

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Closure-derived oxygen and OTR

Closure-derived oxygen and OTR

A research summary Dr. Carien Coetzee Basic Wine 20 August 2019 In a previous blog post, we reported on a study where researchers investigated the effect of copper and glutathione addition, prior to bottling, on the evolution of key aroma compounds such as 3MH (fruity...

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