Zonnebloem Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Zonnebloem Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Colour: Brilliantly clear with a greenish tint.Bouquet: Fresh tropical fruit and gooseberry aromas infused with green pepper, fig and asparagus notes. Palate: A full-bodied wine with the aromas on the nose following through onto the palate, and a lingering finish with fresh green apple flavours.

Enjoy this wine slightly chilled on its own, or with white meat dishes, salads, seafood, fish and poultry.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Zonnebloem Wines
winemaker : Elize Coetzee
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : 
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS


2016 Veritas Wine Awards - Gold Medal

Crafting Contemporary Classics
South African wines so often tread the line between the old world and the new and for Zonnebloem’s range of award winning wines, this balance between classic and contemporary is ever present. Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms. After all craft is at the heart of the winemaking process, from the farms that produce our grapes who use the earth as their canvas to create the fruit which lends our wines their rich, distinctive character; to the winemakers who use the skills they have learned and developed over decades to create the rich varietals and blends that make up the Zonnebloem staple. Our commitment to craft doesn’t end with the bottled product, Zonnebloem invests in craftsmen and artisans to ensure that every bottle is presented, and enjoyed, in a way that speaks to the craft that went into its creation.

A Culture of Excellence
Zonnebloem has a storied history going back to the establishment of the original estate in 1692, but the true story of Zonnebloem Wines starts in 1856 when the original estate was divided between the sons of Petrus Malherbe. One of his sons named his portion Zonnebloem. The farm was later purchased by the Furter family and in 1940 Frederik Furter’s granddaughter Marie took over winemaking at the estate and met with almost instant success winning three trophies at the prestigious Cape Wine Show. She went on to repeat this feat a further three times. It is stories like this that inspire us, and it is why we strive to seek out and recognise excellence in craftsmanship wherever we may find it, because what is excellent today, would have been excellent in the past and will still be considered excellent tomorrow.

in the vineyard : 

Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist)
The grapes were mainly sourced from low-yielding, trellised vineyards in the Darling area, with 25% hailing from Stellenbosch. The Darling vineyards are grown on south to south-westerly facing slopes in deep rich soils. The unirrigated vines grow under dryland conditions. The yield varied between 2 and 5 tons per hectare for the older vines and up to 7 tons per hectare for the younger vines.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 19° to 23,5° Balling from early to late February.

in the cellar : Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Elize Coetzee (Winemaker)
The different vineyards were separately vinified and fermented. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures ranging between 12° and 14°C, depending on the yeast strain used.

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