Zevenwacht 7even Pinotage 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.60
RS - 4.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.2 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes
A vibrant, Pinotage with chocolate, plum and dark cherry aromas that follow through on the palate. A well integrated wine with firm dark chocolate tannin.

Ageing Potential
Savour now and over the next four years.

Blend Information
100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions
Relaxing with friends or as an Aperitif with some savoury bites. Drink slightly chilled to appreciate its vibrancy – just below European room temperature. Enjoy this medium bodiedPinotage with grilled yellowtail or snoek with grape or apricot jam and farm bread. Also an excellent partner to a pizza or braai.

In The Vineyard
ThevineyardsforthiswinearesituatedonthenorthernslopesoftheBanhoekValley,ranginginaltitudefrom450-500mabovesealevelallowingformoderatetemperatures. 

About The Harvest
The grapes were hand harvested in the middle of March 2015.
We harvest eight tons per hectare.

In The Cellar
The intensely flavoured and impressively pigmented bunches were taken directly to specialized red wine fermentors for an overnight 'cold-soak'. This allows for colour extraction early on in the winemaking process. Fermentation took place with temperatures peaking at 25º C. The wine was pressed off the skins directly after fermentation. Following malolactic fermentation, it was matured for 6 months on French Oak staves.

Additional Information
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.


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