Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2009

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.0 %vol
pH - 3.31
RS - 1.72 g/l
Total Acid - 6.4 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Tasting Notes

Lime green in colour with a combination of muted grassiness and ripe passion fruit on the nose. This elegant wine is crisp, juicy, and fresh. Pungent well-integrated it makes an immediate impact on the palate, filling the mouth with its complex flavours and a satisfying, long after-taste. Hayrides and picnics on a summer day - crisp, sweet straw and immensely drinkable.
A delicious lifestyle wine with a fresh intensity and lashings of tropical fruit and green fig flavours.

Blend Information

82% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon, 3% Nouvelle

In The Vineyard

The grapes for this well-integrated, blend wine were harvested at ideal ripeness from the temperate slopes that form the sweeping amphitheatre of vineyards that encircle the Zevenwacht cellar.

Each variety is planted in the soil and micro-climate best suited to it. Benefiting from the cooler temperatures of their elevation, the vineyards are well exposed to the maritime influences of False Bay and Table Bay. The mature vines are planted in deep Hutton soil with a water-retaining, clay under-layer.

All three vineyards are on South, South Westerly facing slopes with altitudes varying from 250m above sea level for the Semillon to 350m above sea level for the Sauvignon Blanc and Nouvelle.

The Sauvignon and Nouvelle give this wine the refreshing pungency and aromatic concentration whereas the Semillon gives it mid weight palate and length.

In The Cellar

The wine is an unwooded blend of 82%  Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon with a 3% Nouvelle  inclusion. All three varieties were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at 12° -14° C, blended shortly after fermentation and bottled early to retain freshness and vitality.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2010 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2009 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2008 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2007 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2006 Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2005 Chardonnay
Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2004 Karl Lambour Chardonnay
Zevenwacht Zevenblanc 2003 Karl Lambour Sauvignon Blanc

Tel: +27.219005700 Email: info@zevenwacht.co.za Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, 7579