“In 2019, we happened to stumble upon a 32-year-old block of bush vine Sauvignon Blanc in Stellenbosch. The elevation, wind and vine age all pointed in the right direction, and after a bit of experimentation, Salt River Sauvignon Blanc was born. We fell in love with the wine and vineyard and decided to create a brand and style separate from the rest of the Savage Range.
Salt River is in the heart of the city of Cape Town, reminiscent of Shoreditch in London a few years back. It also happens to be the home of Savage Wines. The Sauvignon Blanc fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks, concrete eggs and old barrels. The wine spends four months in these vessels before being bottled, followed by a further two months in bottle before release. Flavours of yellow fruit and citrus with lovely mineral tension and a fresh saline finish. While Salt River Sauvignon Blanc will age beautifully in bottle over the next few years, the idea is to pull the cork and enjoy.” – Duncan Savage