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Zevenwacht

Case of 4 1/2* Platter Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (R69.83 per Bottle, 6 Bottles)

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2018 4 1/2* Platter Medium Body Fruity Zesty flavours Enjoy the wine your way!
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We're joking. Obviously.

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Coming up with a write up for the simple sake of a write up does, however, become difficult when we're staring complete lack of creativity right in the face. But apparently asking management to cancel all the deals for the day isn't a viable fix.

As they so delicately put it, it'd be like a comedian having the option to suddenly cancel a show if they're not feeling up to it. Not on our watch, they said. You'll do a write up whether you like it or not, they said. And be funny, they said.

So here we are, doing a write up and being funny.

About

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, Hagen Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.

Product Features
  • 6 Bottles
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Grape Origin: Stellenbosch
  • Variety: 87% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Semillon
  • Technical Analysis:
    • Alcohol 13.5 % 
    • RS: 2.0 g/l 
    • TA: 5.9 g/l 
    • pH: 3.28

Tasting Notes

Platter * * * * ½

Cool-climate fruit & soft acidity the focus of 2018, tasted newly bottled yet already poised & delicious. From highest, sea-facing vines, with usual unoaked semillon (13%) for extra depth & breadth.

Clear and bright with a lime green tinge in colour, with complex aromas of crushed fig leaves, intense green guava skin and granadilla. The palate shows abundant granadilla, guava and riper green fig with a gooseberry oiliness, accentuated by a juicy, zesty grapefruit like citrus finish. The fresh acidity carries the fruit to the back of the palate and prolongs the lingering after-taste.

This is seafood pairing delight and a refreshing wine with herb salads. Works like a charm with oysters, or try fig and goats cheese salad, Carpaccio served with rocket, parmesan & Wasabi mayonnaise, seared tuna, calamari, crayfish or Sushi. But most of all enjoy the wine your way!

Ageing Potential

Best within 2 - 3 years.

Food Suggestions

This is seafood pairing delight and a refreshing wine with herb salads. Works like a charm with oysters, or try fig and goats cheese salad, Carpaccio served with rocket, parmesan & Wasabi mayonnaise, seared tuna, calamari, crayfish or Sushi. But most of all enjoy the wine your way!

When to Enjoy: A socializing wine to enjoy day or night with a meal.
How to Serve: Chilled to bring out its refreshing finish.

In The Vineyard

Three different Sauvignon Blanc vineyards and a neighbouring Semillon vineyard were used for the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are planted on South and South Westerly facing slopes with altitudes varying from 300 - 350m above sea level. These vineyards are the most elevated position on Zevenwacht facing False Bay, deriving full benefit from the cool sea breeze during the ripening stages. Pungency and aromatic concentration are the hallmark of a fine Sauvignon Blanc and there is no shortage of these characteristics on the lofty southern slopes of the Kuils River hills.

About The Harvest

Grapes were picked at various stages of ripening to provide us a broader spectrum of flavours to work with at blending.

In The Cellar

Cool fermentation temperatures at 12° - 14° C have allowed outstanding expression of the herbal and pungent fruity characteristics of the grape variety. Extended post-fermentation lees contact lends mid-palate weight and a creamy texture.

A small percentage of Semillon was used as a blending partner. The Semillon gives a beautiful gooseberry weight and oiliness to the palate, also attributing amazing greener flavours to the nose.

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