Zevenwacht Syrah 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.38
RS - 3.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Accolades
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards - Bronze

Tasting Notes
Warm and vibrant white and black pepper undertones allure you to the mouth-filling flavours of black currant, sweet violet and jasmine spice with finishing hints of white pepper. Its velvety feel leaves you mesmerized. Small amounts of Mourvedrè and Grenache were blended in as the “salt & pepper” with Syrah lending the fruit, spice and backbone with velvety tannin.

Ageing Potential
Definite aging ability in the right conditions – from 5 to 15 years.

Blend Information
95% Shiraz, 4% Mourvèdre, 1% Grenache

Food Suggestions
We’ve tried it with a few variations of lamb such as lamb loin chops spiced with salt, black pepper and rosemary, leg of lamb slow roasted in rosemary, well salted and peppered served with roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes and spicy gravy & also hearty lamb stew. Strong vegetables could be a vegan alternative but try something of your own!

In The Vineyard
South-Westerly facing slopes ranging in altitude from 150 - 280m above sea level. The vines are trellised on a seven-wire hedge system. We harvest approximately six to eight tons per hectare which allows for concentrated plum and roasted spice flavours so typical of Syrah.

In The Cellar
2009 was a cool and moderate year, allowing dense concentrated fruit and tannin development, giving this vintage awesome aging ability. Fermented at temperatures around 28°C. After fermentation the wine is pressed and racked to 100% French oak barrels where it matures for approximately 16 months. An amazing wine that will develop beautifully over time. 2009 was an exceptional year.


Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Syrah 2015 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2014 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2013 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2012 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2011 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2010 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2009 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2008 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2007 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2006 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2005 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2004 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Syrah 2002 Shiraz


Tel: +27.219005700 Email: info@zevenwacht.co.za Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, 7579 Click here to follow Klawer Wine Cellars on Twitter Click here to follow Klawer Wine Cellars on Twitter Click here to follow Klawer Wine Cellars on Instagram