Zevenwacht Z 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.29
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 6.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

Top 100 SA Wine & Double Platinum Award

Tasting Notes

The nose shows concentrated aromas of crushed fig leaves, guava and passion fruit, with hints of grapefruit that continues on to the palate. The generous mouth feel is supported with a fine natural lime acidity that gives the wine length and focus. Previous vintages confirm that this wine ages beautifully and develops more complexity over time as flavours subtly change.

Ageing Potential

Most certainly delicious now but matures beautifully for up to 3 years.

Blend Information

85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon

Food Suggestions

An enticing accompaniment to fresh mouthwatering tropical fruit skewers or with seafood such as seared tuna served with rocket and green mango, calamari or crayfish with lemon butter. Invent a tantilising combination of your own to complement the complexity of this Sauvignon Blanc.

In The Vineyard

South facing and elevated 340 meters above sea level, these 16 year old vines look out over False Bay and are planted on the coolest site on our farm. The soil is mainly decomposed granite with clay subsoil helping to buffer the vines during stress. The grapes from this site derive the full benefit from the cool sea breeze during the slow ripening stages. Pungency, aroma and full concentration are the hallmark of this fine Sauvignon Blanc. There is no shortage of these varietal characteristics on these lofty southern slopes.

About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested at 23.7° B in the early hours of the morning.

In The Cellar

For the final 360° 2017 selection, we used 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% barrel fermented Semillon.   The Sauvignon Blanc was tank fermented at 12°.   The wine spent 8 months on the fine lees with weekly stirring for the first 6 months.   The 15% wooded Semillon gives the wine mid-weight, length with an oily lime finish, beautiful mouthfeel, concentration and flavor. This vintage has an elegance and great aging ability.

Body: Medium
Acidity: Fresh Acidity
Barrel Treatment: 15% 2nd fill French oak

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.


Other Vintages

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Zevenwacht Z 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc


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