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02. Taurus— 2019 SIGURD 'White' Blend


An evocative white blend. This drop is intensely aromatic, has a beautiful, lush body and still remains light and refreshing. Ideal for leisurely drinking in the sunshine. 

A sensual and experiential wine, paired with the Taurean penchant for life’s pleasures. Fruit-forward, showing tropical and citrus characters. Feels bright, cleansing and fresh with a broad and textural mouthfeel. The beauty of a well-balanced blend.
Provoking a sense of calm, it’s the perfect pairing for Taurus.


Winemaker’s notes

Riesling (49%), Sauvignon Blanc (25%), Semillon (16%), Vermentino (6%) Gewurtraminer (4%). The 2018 Sigurd white started early February with the picking of Gewurztraminer, which was then fermented on skins for 10 days before being pressed off and into old French oak barriques (250ltr). The Sauvignon Blanc started fermenting on skins for 2 days then pressed to stainless steel tank to finish ferment. The Riesling was the last fruit to come in and was whole bunch pressed to a re-conditioned 100 yr old oak Foudre (1600L) where it stayed until bottling in December. The Semillon spent 4 days on skins then pressed to stainless steel as well. All wines were left on their lees until late November before being racked off lees and bottled two weeks later with a small addition of Sulphur.


Taurus Season - April 21 to May 21

Ruler | Venus - Element | Earth - Quality | Fixed


Taurus, the lover.

There is a magnitude to your influence; a solidity to your character. You are grounded, humbled in the acceptance of who you are. There is no grappling with identity, only warmth, familiarity and knowing. You are connected, tranquil and self-assured.

You possess an independence. Peaceful and protected in your own nirvana. Your presence is calm, warm, pacifying. A beautiful, lulling meditative energy surrounds you that helps to ground others. A child of the earth, you are patient, methodical and unhurried. There is a generosity to your being. 

You harbour great strength and determination. An unwavering stability that won’t be shaken. It’s this loyalty, dedication and emotional stoicism that protects those close to your heart. You are a traditionalist in essence, adverse to change, though respectful of progress. Structured. Preferring the comfort of routine; as observed in the gradual, yet constant, change of seasons.

You want to experience life and the pleasure it brings. You are very much a sensory being existing in the physical realm. You work hard to relax in your liberation afforded, with a penchant for the finer things.

Finally you are a lover. Your approach to the world inflects a rounded softness and sensuality. There is a decadence and density to your heart.

Wonderfully tolerant, compassionate and tender.