The perfect Summer tipple Picture: Supplied

Situated on the Bottelary Road just outside Stellenbosch is where you’ll find Bellevue Wine Estate. 

Steeped in rich heritage, the 152ha estate is home to a collection of wines guaranteed to pack a punch. 

One of these is the recently released Bellevue Sauvignon Blanc 2017, which can best be described as ‘Summer in a glass’.
 
The grapes for the Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from a 19-year-old single block vineyard, aptly named Dodo, and what sets it apart from most of its counterpart is that this wine is only produced when the winemaker feels that it has been an exceptional vintage. 

The last vintage release was in 2012, which makes this wine truly extraordinary. On the nose, the Sauvignon Blanc is an explosion of tropical flavours such as pineapple, granadilla and litchi. These flavours are followed by green apple and a lingering freshness on the palate. 

The perfect Summer tipple which can be enjoyed, chilled, on its own, or paired with a seasonal salad, seafood or poultry dishes.