Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Complex aromas of crushed fig leaves, intense green guava skin and granadilla. The palate shows abundant granadilla, guava and riper green fig with a gooseberry oiliness, accentuated by a juicy, zesty grapefruit like citrus finish. The fresh acidity carries the fruit to the back of the palate and prolongs the lingering after-taste.

This is seafood pairing delight and a refreshing wine with herb salads. Works like a charm with oysters, or try fig and goats cheese salad, Carpaccio served with rocket, parmesan & Wasabi mayonnaise, seared tuna, calamari, crayfish or Sushi. But most of all enjoy the wine your way! How to Serve: Chilled to bring out its refreshing finish.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Jacques Viljoen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017 - Gold Medal
Grand International Wine Award Mundus Vini 2017 - Gold Medal
4½ star Platter rating

ageing : Best within 2 - 3 years.

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route is a modern wine farm with a 300 year history. Owned and managed by the Johnson Family, the Estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation, as well as conservation of the surrounding indigenous environment. Two prime farming locations provide the grapes for the Zevenwacht winery. The home vineyard on the Estate’s panoramic 450 hectare maritime influenced property, supplies the majority of the grapes. The farm Zevenrivieren, situated at the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, provides winemaker, Jacques Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.

in the vineyard : Two different Sauvignon Blanc vineyards and a neighbouring Semillon vineyard were used for the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are planted on South and South Westerly facing slopes with altitudes varying from 300 - 350m above sea level. These vineyards are the most elevated position on Zevenwacht facing False Bay, deriving full benefit from the cool sea breeze during the ripening stages. Pungency and aromatic concentration are the hallmark of a fine Sauvignon Blanc and there is no shortage of these characteristics on the lofty southern slopes of the Kuils River hills. Grapes were picked at various stages of ripening to provide us a broader spectrum of flavours to work with at blending. A small percentage of Semillon was used as a blending partner. The Semillon gives a beautiful gooseberry weight and oiliness to the palate, also attributing amazing greener flavours to the nose.

in the cellar : Cool fermentation temperatures at 12-14 degrees Celsius have allowed outstanding expression of the herbal and pungent fruity characteristics of the grape variety. Extended post-fermentation lees contact lends mid-palate weight and a creamy texture. The wine spent 5 months on the lees.

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