Named ‘Pfalz Discovery of the Year 2017’ by Germany’s Wein magazine, Oliver Zeter makes truly exciting wines. He became a devotee of Sauvignon Blanc during a visit to South Africa. His top cuvée is tiny batch, wild yeast, oak fermented and stunning!
Beyond the Label
Full bodied, very intense, tropical fruit, yet dry, oaky
Peach, mango, lemon, grassy lemon edge, with spicy oak
Oliver Zeter was born into a family of wine importers, and at first he too followed the family trade. But a trip to South Africa saw Oliver fall in love with the elegance and vivacity of Sauvignon Blanc and with the role of winemaker. He returned to the Pfalz and persuaded his cousins to hand over four hectares of vineyards, and so his estate began. There he has planted Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier (he likes to “swim against the current”), Riesling and Pinot Noir. And right from the get-go – 2007 – he has won awards. He now has seven vineyards of Sauvignon Blanc, each planted with a different clone, to lend complexity. Hand picked, oak fermented with wild yeasts and lees aged, this Sauvignon is "full-on, no apologies, exciting" (Hugh Johnson).
"Very serious Sauvignon with some honeysuckle and weight but quite enough freshness. Very appetising"
Jancis Robinson MW 17/20 Points
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