Zandvliet My Best Friend Cape White 2015

Colour: Bright green with a straw tint.
Nose: Refreshing flavours of lime, citrus and melon with hints of honeysuckle tones.
Palate: These flavours flow through onto a luscious palate which ends with a lingering crispness.

A superb food- and pouring wine. Enjoy with light meals and exceptional with sushi, sashimi, seared tuna.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc
winemaker : Jacques Cilliers
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 8.0 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2016 Cape wine Academy Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2016 Ultra Value Wine Challenge - Double Gold
2016 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold

ageing : Enjoy now to end 2017.

Zandvliet’s credo has long been “the winelovers’ friend for many years” and this My Best Friend range reflects the pure enjoyment that goes into the making and sharing of a fine wine. Conceptualised and specially blended by cellarmaster Paul de Wet - originally for his best friend who wanted a juicy, easy-drinking wine at fair value - these wines have been designed to be immensely quaffable, for their - and your - everyday drinking pleasure.

in the vineyard : 

Wine of Origin Robertson
Zandvliet Estate, established 1867 / 150ha
Owners: Paul de Wet; Dan de Wet

Terroir
Slope: Very gently, southerly.
Soil: Rocky, chalk rich.
Climate: Moderate summer, with low night temperatures, cold winter.
Wind: Cool south easterly (summer)

about the harvest: Grapes are harvested at night when fully ripened.
Yield: 10 - 12 ton/ha

in the cellar : 

Grapes were crushed, de-stemmed and cold-soaked on skins for about 8 hours. Juice drawn off, settled and fermented. Kept on the lees until bottling.

Maturation: All components un-oaked.

The team
Winemaker: Jacques Cilliers (2012), Ettienne Malan (2010-2011), Johan Van Wyk (2000-2010)
Advised by: Paul de Wet (1971)
Viticulture: Dan de Wet (1993)

OTHER VINTAGES

Sauvignon Blanc
Chenin Blanc
Chardonnay