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Zevenwacht Z 360º Sauvignon Blanc 2015

 VINTAGE:   2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  

Style of wine: Crisp, dry & medium bodied
When to Enjoy: A superlative Aperitif wine and a flawless companion to a meal.
How to Serve: Well chilled but not ice cold as this will close up the flavours.
Our meal 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.
The wine itself: 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.
What about the grapes? 100% Sauvignon Blanc
And the vineyards (terroir): 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. The grapes were harvested at 23.70 B in the early hours of the morning.
How was it made: For the final 360° 2015 selection, we used 100% Sauvignon Blanc.   The wine was tank fermented at 12°. The wine spent 10 months on the fine lees with weekly stirring for the first 6 months. For this vintage we did not use any wooded Semillon for extra mouthfeel or mid-weight. The wine already had a beautiful mouthfeel, concentration and flavor to back the nose.
Should this wine age / mature: Most certainly delicious now but matures beautifully for up to 3 years.
Technical Facts: Grape Origin: Stellenbosch Polkadraai
Wine Variety: Sauvignon blanc
Body: Medium
Acidity: Fresh Acidity
Barrel Treatment: None

ALC:  14 %  RS: 2.0 g/l  TA 6.1g/l   pH: 3.39
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