Fairview Drie Papen Fontein - Regional Revival Range - Fairview Wines

Fairview Drie Papen Fontein Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017


Named after the granite mountain rocks which resemble the mitre’s of three popes on the farm of Drie Papen Fontein, this wine stems from vines planted in deep, iron percolated soils. Impress friends with this bold blend that balances Sauvignon Blanc’s racy minerality with the luscious and textured Semillon.

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Sauvignon Blanc was machine harvested early in the morning on 9 February 2017. The grapes were gently pressed and the free run juice was allowed to settle for 2 days after which it was racked and inoculated with yeast. The juice was cold fermented for 3 weeks and aged on lees for 6 months. The Semillon was handpicked on 10 February 2017 and gently whole-bunch pressed and the free run juice was allowed to settle for 2 days. The Semillon component consisted out of 2 new 500L and 4 x 225L French oak barrels of which half was 2nd fill and the other half 3rd fill. The lees was stirred (batonnage) regularly and the wine was matured for 8 months on its lees. The components were blended and lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

Additional Information
Wine Range

Regional Revival Range




Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Wine of Origin



Light yellow lime


Papaya, gooseberry, blackcurrant and beeswax on the nose


The rich palate is full-bodied with complex flavours of citrus, gooseberries and subtle oaking finishing with a lingering minerality.

Alcohol Percentage


Residual Sugar

1.3 g/l

Total Acid

6.2 g/l





Variety Percentage

32% Semillon, 68% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Pairing Ideas

The palate has enough weight to cope with food, but it never feels heavy. If there’s basil, seafood, lime, avocado or garlic in your food, you will enjoy this Bordeaux-inspired blend.

Wine Awards

2017: Platter's 4.5 star rating for the 2016 vintage, 2017: Wine Mag Awards: 92 Points, Tim Atkin 90 : 2017 results

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