SA Top 10 and Global Masters Gold for Tokara Sauvignon Blanc

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Tokara is flying the flag for South African Sauvignon Banc as a winner in this year’s prestigious SA Top 10 line up, and the only local producer to bring home Gold from the Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2023 in the UK.

The estate’s 2023 FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 superstar, Tokara Elgin Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2022, is a triumph of aromatic intensity and sheer vinous enjoyment from exceptional cool climate vineyards.

Showing incredible consistency across all its Sauvignon Blanc tiers, Tokara’s two Global Masters Gold medals were awarded to the flagship Bordeaux-style blend, the Director’s Reserve White 2020 and the single varietal Sauvignon Blanc 2023 from the premium range. The competition run by The Drinks Business, Europe’s leading trade publication at the forefront of global trends, annually identifies the best Sauvignon Blancs from around the world at every price point.

The Top 10 Elgin Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2022 shows an array of typical cooler climate aromas of passionfruit, Cape gooseberry, lemongrass and a signature wisp of blackcurrant leaf that align on the palate with vibrant freshness ending with a lingering saline finish. A known fan of the Elgin Sauvignon Blanc, UK Mater of Wine Tim Atkin scored the wine 93 points in his 2023 SA Special Report.

Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2020, a classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, boasts a cache of international accolades including a Gold medal with a score of 95/100 at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2023. Atkin awarded the wine 94 points while the International Wine Review in the USA gave it a 93-point rating. On home turf, winemag.co.za scored the wine 94 points. The wine has amazing clarity and depth. Passionfruit and pink grapefruit intermingle with hints of cassis and freshly toasted brioche. The wine is full and rich with a zesty persistence.

Tokara Sauvignon Blanc 2023 is refreshing and crisp with a slight oyster shell salinity and an appealing mix of fresh lime blossom, ripe passionfruit and sliced Cape gooseberry.

Tokara’s prowess as one of the country’s top producers of Sauvignon Blanc attests to the forward-thinking vision of owners GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira to produce world class wines without compromise. This single-minded focus over the past 20 years combined with the mastery of viticulturist Aidan Morton and winemaker Stuart Botha, is the backbone of Tokara’s exceptional wines vintage after vintage. For more information and online purchases, visit www.tokara.com.

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