Posted on Dec 1, 2013 in Newsletters

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

At last! Our Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is finally ready for release. We only bottled our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc on 18 October 2013 and labelled the wine on the 5th December 2013.

Why so late you my ask? Well, we like to leave our Sauvignon Blanc for an extended time in tank. This allows for more time on the lees, which results in a fuller and fatter wine on the palate. (No, not Chardonnay fat – just a fuller mouthfeel than the supermarket el cheapo’s.) We believe a fuller mouthfeel balances the needed acidity in Sauvignon Blanc. This will also help with the longevity of the wine. (Lees is of course the sediment consisting of dead yeast cells and fruit particles.)

We produced +-2400 bottles of the Sauvignon Blanc 2013.

What can one expect from the wine? A well-balanced, multidimensional wine that shows aromas of gooseberry, fig and melon. Delicate summer fruit with a subtle green edge. One awesome wine!

Why a bottling plant if you are small scale? Good question. We produce our Sauvignon Blanc at Zevenwacht Wine Estate. There are many reasons why we do this:

  • We do night harvesting
  • Sauvignon Blanc oxidises quick-quick. The closer you are to the cellar the better.
  • To preserve all the flavours and aromas you need to get the juice in tank as soon as possible.
  • We have more options in the vineyard
  • It is impossible to produce a top Sauvignon Blanc without cooling. (We don’t have a cooling unit)
  • We believe a Sauvignon Blanc must be under screwcap and not cork.
  • There is no way we can justify buying a bottling plant for only 2500 bottles.

Hey believe me; we still hug, talk and pray for the wine every day!

The all important question. How much? Only R65 per bottle (Follow the link on the┬áright – List of all our wines currently available)

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.17 Vol%
  • RS: 2.3 g/l
  • TA: 6 g/l
  • pH: 3.53

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