Zevenwacht Syrah 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.49
RS - 2.6 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes
Warm and vibrant white and black pepper undertones allure you to the mouth-filling flavours of black fruits, sweet violet and jasmine spice finishing with hints of white pepper. Its velvety feel leaves you mesmerized.

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

Blend Information
100% Shiraz

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, well salted and peppered served with roast potatoes, sweet potatoes and spicy gravy. Strong vegetables could be a vegan alternative.

In The Vineyard
About the Estate
Zevenwacht Wine Estate, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route is a modern wine farm with a 300 year history. Owned and managed by the Johnson Family, the Estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation as well as conservation of the surrounding indigenous environment. Two prime farming locations provide the grapes for the Zevenwacht winery. The home vineyard on the Estate’s panoramic 450 hectare maritime influenced property, supplies the majority of the grapes. The farm Zevenrivieren, situated at the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, provides winemaker, Jacques Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.

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, brambleberry and riper mulberry flavours with hints of pepper.

About The Harvest
Date of Harvest: end-March Type of Harvest: Hand harvest in the cool morning.

In The Cellar
2012 allowed for beautiful ripe fruit with awesome tannin ripeness and concentration due to very small berries. We fermented the Syrah at temperatures around 27°C. After fermentation the wine was pressed and racked to 100% 500l French oak barrels where it matured for approximately 18 months. An amazing wine that will develop beautifully over time.

Additional Information
Wine Style: Full bodied & complex
When to Enjoy: With a delicious meal to savour the intensity of this wine.
How to Serve: At a pleasing 18° (not too cold and not our summer room temperature)


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


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