Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.35
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes
clear and bright wine with hints of lime and gold. The palate is both rich and refreshing and contains elements of honey, nuts and ripe pineapple and hints of yellow peach. The wine is classically dry, yet luxuriously silky with superb viscosity and length.

Ageing Potential
Chenin is a wine that develops and deepens both in color and aroma over time. As such it rewards the patient with extra complexity while offering the impatient oodles of up-front fruit and freshness.

Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions
Delectable with fish and shellfish, poultry and dishes with cream sauces and mild camembert cheese topped with toasted nuts and wild honey. A versatile wine so make your own best pairing. Serve well chilled

In The Vineyard
Lofty altitudes and westerly aspects punctuate the quality of the Chenin Blanc. For the 2016 vintage we selected the fruit from 35 year old Chenin vines with a north south row direction. These old vineyards were harvested in three stages. Fruit that was exposed to direct sunlight, then fruit that was hanging partially in the sun and finally fruit inside the canopy (shaded fruit). This equipped the winemaker with luscious, gradually ripened fruit with a variety of flavours.

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

In The Cellar
100% was barrel fermented and barrel aged for 4 months on the lees. Regular lees stirring added to the complexity and rich mouth feel of the wine. Thereafter we selected and blended the 15 best barrels. 20% new untoasted barrels. 20% 2nd fill and 20% 3rd fill. 40% 4th fill – 500L barrel. This resulted in a full-bodied wine with a yellow fruit intensity.

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.


Other Vintages
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Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2016 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2015 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2013 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2012 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2011 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2010 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2009 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2008 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2007 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2006 The Winemaking Team Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2005 Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2004 Karl Lambour Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2003 Karl Lambour Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2002 Karl Lambour Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2001 Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2000 Hilko Hegewisch Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc Reserve 1999 Hilko Hegewisch Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 1999 Hilko Hegewisch Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 1998 Hilko Hegewisch Chenin Blanc


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