Tokara makes two brilliant Sauvignon Blancs, the Elgin Reserve, the grapes for which come from their farm in Elgin and their cheeky younger sister to it, the Sauvignon Blanc 2021. These grapes are a mix of Elgin and Stellenbosch fruit. There is no doubt that they are different –very much like two sisters from the same family but each with the unmistakable Tokara lineage.
The Reserve sells at R160 at the cellar and the SB 2021 at R100.
Deliciously fresh and apple crisp with perfectly controlled acids supporting all that luscious summer fruit, it is a superb way of saluting the new Summer. I can see it poolside at many a home in the months to come. Fabulous with sushi and fried fish but for me at its best with prawns on the barbie —yum. Summer calls for a crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc and this will do very nicely thank you. Knock back a bottle or two and see what I am getting at.
Think crisp, crunchy salads, asparagus, artichokes, lemongrass, green apples and granadilla. The wine also pairs well with lighter meals such as grilled chicken, fish or prawns, and don’t forget the oysters for the ultimate indulgence.