Zevenwacht 7evenblanc 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 12.5 %vol
pH - 3.11
RS - 1.49 g/l
Total Acid - 6.93 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Tasting Notes

Lime green in colour with a combination of muted grassiness, green figs and ripe passion fruit on the nose. This elegant wine is crisp, juicy, and fresh with a subtle flintiness from the decomposed granite soils. Pungent and well integrated, it makes an immediate impact on the palate, filling the mouth with its complex flavours and a satisfying, long after-taste. A delicious lifestyle wine with a fresh intensity and lashings of tropical fruit and green fig flavours.

Blend Information

75% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon, 5% 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 varietal is planted in the soil and microclimate 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 the 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 palate weight and length. All the grapes for this wine were hand harvested at optimal ripeness from 2am – 10am in the mornings.

In The Cellar

The wine is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon and 5% Nouvelle.
The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at 12° - 14° C and blended shortly after fermentation with a barrel fermented portion of Semillon (old barrels).


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Zevenwacht 7evenblanc 2011 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc

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