Charles Back is a star among Cape winemakers and we've long enjoyed a close and fruitful relationship with him. Our buyer Beth is often given first refusal on his latest specials and, with all its zippy fresh fruit, this wine was too good to miss.
Fine Cape Sauvignon Blanc can combine dazzling New World aromatic fruit with an elegance reminiscent of Loire classics. And the man behind Detour does it beautifully. Charles Back of Fairview Estate and our Six Hats range is also a keen mountain biker. One day, with co-winemakers Anthony de Jager and Charl du Plessis, he came across a special vineyard along one of the many ,roads less travelled' that crisscross the winelands of the Cape. He bought the grapes and made a brilliant Sauvignon that captures the extra ripeness and class of Sydafrika'scracking 2012 vintage. Fresh, crisp, zesty, with lovely aromatic gooseberry fruit, Detour is tops with seafood, and well suited to salads and vegetarian dishes too. Or try with goat'scheese.