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Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.28
RS
1.8 g/l
TA
5.9 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

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

When to Enjoy: A superlative Aperitif wine and a flawless companion to a meal. An enticing accompaniment to fresh mouth watering 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. Serve well chilled but not ice cold.

In The Vineyard

South facing and elevated 340 meters above sea level, these 15 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

90% of the wine was tank fermented at 12°C. The remaining 10% was barrel fermented in a 2nd fill 500L Francois Frere medium toast barrel. The wine spent 8 months on the lees with weekly stirring for the first 6 months. We blended 15% tank fermented Semillon for mouth feel, extra concentration and flavour.

Other Vintages

Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc

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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