Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2004

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Karl Lambour
Main Variety - Riesling
Alcohol - 13.55 %vol
pH - 3.17
RS - 8.2 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Semi Sweet
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

A bright, lemon gold colour with a soft floral, perfumed nose. The palate is mouthwatering in its appeal and exhibits succulent lychees and rose petal flavours with a hint of honey and spice. The finish has an attractive crisp lemon freshness that compliments the floral distinctiveness perfectly. Like watching the Moulin Rouge in a Turkish restaurant – fanfare and feather boas with heady spice and a faint, sweet incense lingering in the atmosphere.

Blend Information

60% Riesling, 40% Gewürztraminer

In The Vineyard

Gewürztraminer
These vineyards, nearly 25 years old, present a visual anomaly. Gnarled and far from aesthetic, they produce the tiniest berries with astonishing aromatic concentration. South facing with the most extreme slope on the farm, the vines enjoy the wintry exhalation of the Atlantic Ocean less than a stone’s throw away in viticultural terms. The decomposed granite soils include desirable clay elements that retain moisture during the drier months of ripening, yet, as a result of the prominent gravel fractions, allow for excellent drainage.

Rhine Riesling
These vineyards are positioned at the entrance to the farm. Mature, at 18 years, the vines produce wonderfully aromatic grapes with superb mouthfeel and generous flavours. The Riesling grapes are picked on flavour development – this results in appealing muscat and rose-water scents in the wine. Soils include higher fractions of gravel and sand that would necessitate additional irrigation were it not for the fact that Riesling ripens early in the season.

In The Cellar

The wine is an exciting and somewhat novel blend of 40% Gewürztraminer and 60% Riesling. With two aromatic grape varieties it makes blending somewhat tricky. Over the last few years our talented winemaking team have settled on a proportional grouping, showcasing a delicate balance between aroma, flavour and mouthfeel. Cold fermentation has preserved the heady perfume of both grape varieties and kept the wine fresh and immensely approachable.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2011 Jacques Viljoen Muscat de Frontignan
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2010 Jacques Viljoen Muscat de Frontignan
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2009 Jacques Viljoen Muscat de Frontignan
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2008 Jacques Viljoen Weisser Riesling
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2007 Jacques Viljoen Weisser Riesling
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2006 The Winemaking Team Weisser Riesling
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2005 Riesling
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2004 Karl Lambour Riesling
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2003 Karl Lambour Gewurztraminer
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2002 Karl Lambour
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2001
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2000 Hilko Hegewisch
Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 1998 Hilko Hegewisch

Tel: +27.219005700 Email: info@zevenwacht.co.za Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, 7579