Carmen Stevens Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Carmen Stevens Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Michelangelo 2019: Double Gold
Tim Atkin MW 2021: 90 points
Winemag.co.za 2021: 94 points / Best of Category Award / Prescient Top Ten Award
Social contribution type wine. A portion of the profits from this wine are used to fund school feeding projects in poorer areas of the Western Cape. Limited merchandise.
Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits such as lime, ripe figs and passion fruit. It also has a slight oak flavor. Rich acidity, clean and lively fruit flavors, figs, passion fruit and lime flavors spread in the mouth. A smooth and creamy feeling comes out from the middle stage. The sweetness of ripe fruit, fresh lime and a touch of green, plump body and minerality, diversity and complexity, and a wide range of contrasts are well balanced. The characteristics of each region are well expressed and intricately mixed to create an interesting wine. A rich and powerful New World style wine.
Salmon, scallops, sautéed seafood, creamy dishes, warm vegetable salads, pasta, chicken dishes, etc.
Country of origin/production area
Cape Town, South Africa
*Depending on the stock situation, the vintage of the wine to be shipped may differ from the description. If you are interested in vintage, please contact us before ordering.
● Location: Stellenbosch Wine is produced by purchasing grapes from various regions of the Western Cape. The wine is rich, fruity, dense, feminine and New World style. This wine is an expression of her passion as a winemaker Carmen, and at the same time a sense of her mission as a project organizer to support the present and future of many poor children in the Western Cape. Carmen, with her beautiful twinkling black eyes, is a small but powerful woman who always overcomes obstacles and moves forward.
“Within five years, I will have my own winery and my own vineyards. I will also have a tasting room and entertain guests.In that way, I will be able to provide more women and children with a bright future and opportunities. And we want to expand sales to Asia and other parts of Africa.”
Carmen wants to tell her children, "No matter how hard it is, your dreams will come true if you work hard." In fact, she grew up in a poor environment, but wine opened up her world. Anything is possible." A single mother who enjoys cooking and eating out with her two daughters when she is not working.
● Carmen School Lunch Project:
2011: Carmen started by serving soup three times a week to three primary schools (400-500 students) in Belhar, Stellenbosch, where she lived since she was 13.
2020: 25 communities, 53 schools, 10,310 students, serving a total of 3,716,999 meals. The donation/operation cost is 4,974,102 rand (approximately 34,818,714 yen).
Usually, 1.5% of Carmen's sales (transaction) amount is devoted to this project, and others are also collecting donations.
●Cap: Screw Cap ●Cultivation/Manufacturing: Tigerberg, Elgin and Pearl grapes are used. Tigerberg adds green freshness, Elgin adds rymy acidity and minerality, and Pearl adds rich passionfruit flavors. The management of the fields is also different depending on each district. Tigerberg lets in an indirect light with relatively open management. Elgin used airy tailoring to evaporate moisture after rain, and Pearl incorporated just the right amount of daylight to prevent sunburn. After harvest, the whole bunch is pressed, fermented, partially aged in oak barrels and finally blended. Most of the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks with the sediment still in it (Sur Lee method). Finally, a blend of wines from different tanks and manufacturing methods from each region.
●Aging potential: Vintage +5 years ●Label: The label is a tiger that my eldest daughter Caitlin drew in elementary school when she was 6 years old. If you look closely, the tiger has a person on the right side, a bird on the left side, and a dog in the middle. According to Carmen, the label shows how different people perceive the same wine in different ways.
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