Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.32
RS - 1.4 g/l
Total Acid - 6.4 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2014 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver (placed 5th out of 55 Sauvignon Blanc medal winners and received a place in the Top 10 Best Value White Wines)
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver
2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver

Tasting Notes
Clear and bright with a lime green tinge in colour, going over to complex aromas of limes and greener gooseberries and passion fruit. The palate shows abundant granadillas and gooseberries, accentuated by a juicy, fresh acidity, which carries the fruit right to the back of the palate and prolongs the lingering after-taste.

Ageing Potential
Best within 2 – 3 years.

Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions
A socializing wine to enjoy day or night with a meal. Chilled to bring out its refreshing finish.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!

In The Vineyard
Three different vineyards were used for the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are planted on South 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.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. 

About The Harvest
Grapes were picked at various stages of ripening to provide us a broader spectrum of flavours to work with at blending.

In The Cellar
Cool fermentation temperatures at 12°C 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.

Additional Information
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.


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