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Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2003

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International Wine & Spirit Competition 2004 - Commended
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2003 - Silver

Bright lime green with flecks of straw. The nose bursts out of the glass with herbal notes reminiscent of capsicum, cut grass and asparagus. The palate is crisp and luscious, intermingled with ripe sappy fruit held tightly in focus by the lively acidity. A juicy wine that will offer much in its youth yet will continue to provide excitement over the next two years. Like being caught in a spring morning lime juice downpour – crisp, tangy and titillating.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Karl Lambour
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.91 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.17  ta : 8.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2004 - Commended
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2003 - Silver
in the vineyard : At 340 meters above sea level, these vineyards are the most elevated at Zevenwacht. Three clones are planted that suite the site perfectly. 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. The mature vines are almost 12 years old. The decomposed granite soils include desirable clay elements that retain moisture during the drier months of ripening, yet, as a result of the prominent gravel fractions, allow for excellent drainage.

in the cellar : Cool fermentation temperatures at 18 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 without obscuring the articulation of the aromatic potential. The wine was bottled after a light protein fining.

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