Techno Park Turn off, Strand Road (R44), Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
Phone : +27 (21) 880 8167
Email: terroir@kleinezalze.co.za
Website: www.kleinezalze.com

Kleine Zalze has just launched its current vintage wines after a very successful debut at the Stellenbosch Wine Festival. All three, from the Cellar Selection range, are easy-drinking but generously flavoured and offer excellent value. The Stellenbosch cellar that prides itself on a down-to-earth and unpretentious approach to all its wines, has cleverly combined accessible styling with depth and complexity in each of these new releases.

The 2007 Gamay Noir Rosé is vibrant with strawberry and salmon colours from 12 hours’ skin contact. Says winemaker Johan Joubert: “This is at least 25% longer if not more than most locally produced rosés. The varietal lends itself to extended contact which enriches the colour and gives a more pronounced taste to the wine. Strawberry, cherry and plum characters are clearly evident in this light but nevertheless flavourful wine with a clean, crisp acidity. It’s very versatile and makes a good partner to white meats, tuna, salmon and salads.”

The 2007 Chenin Blanc is made from low-yielding bush vines in the Helderberg that also received extended skin contact, as well as three months on the lees. A medium to full-bodied wine with a refreshing acidity, its prominent pineapple and peach aromas and flavours linger, ending in a clean finish. An ideal complement to shellfish, it is also a good match with white meats and many salads, Joubert believes.
The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, also bearing the trademark richness and complexity from extended skin and lees contact, shows a combination of green pea, fig and tropical on the nose and palate. “Enjoy with seafoods, grilled veal and pasta served with creamy or pesto-based sauces,” advises Joubert.

Wine has been produced on this family-owned wine estate since 1695. The combination of exceptional terroir, situated on perfect aspects along the Stellenbosch Mountains, provide the basic ingredients for our wines. The relentless effort of our team, a commitment to the highest quality, along with international experience, has positioned our wines amongst the best from South Africa.

Recent achievements and accolades for Kleine Zalze:

  • Winner of the Dave Hughes Trophy for the South African Producer of The Year IWSC 2007
  • Winner of Trophy for Best Chenin Blanc International IWSC London 2007
  • One of only two SA producers awarded 3 gold medals at the IWSC London 2007
  • Nominated for International Winemaker of the year IWSC London 2007
  • Trophy for Stellenbosch White Wine Champion 2007 at Stellenbosch Wine Show
  • Trophy Best White Wine Blend South Africa 2007 at SA Wine Show
  • One of only two South African producers to win 2 Gold medals at the 2007 International Wine Challenge (London) competition,
  • Awarded 9 medals including 2 Golds and 3 Silver at the 2007 International Wine Challenge
  • Trophy - Best Sauvignon Blanc 2006 SA Wine show
  • Rendezvous de Chenin in the Loire in 2006, Kleine Zalze had four from 32 top Chenin Blanc wines selected from the World Decanter International and Regional Trophies 2005 Chenin Blanc
  • Top SA Producer award in 2005 – Winemakers` Choice Awards SA Wine magazine 2005 Shiraz Challenge win





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