Uitkyk Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine made by Estelle Lourens in the Simonsberg wine-growing region of Stellenbosch.
Uitkyk (pronounced ‘ate cake’) is one of the most beautiful estates in the Cape. The name means “look out”, which it does – from the southwestern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain where it is situated, across the Cape Flats to Table Mountain in the distance. Uitkyk Estate was founded in 1712 when it was first granted to Jan Oberholzer, but vines were first planted only in 1929 when an immigrant Prussian novleman, Hans von Carlowitz, bought the estate. The estate became famous for its Carlonet blend, originally a blend of Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon but they also produce some fine white wines too.
The grapes for Uitkyk Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from 3 different blocks on Uitkyk, this wine combines the fresh fruit salad flavours and natural acidity of young vines and the body of more mature blocks. All the vines are grafted on nematode-resistant rootstocks (R99 and R110) and pruned to optimize yield and quality. All grapes are harvested by hand. The wine is fermented in stainless steel vats and is aged for 3 months on the lees prior to bottling. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.