Zevenwacht Zevenrood 2003

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Karl Lambour
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.8
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.1 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

A delicious wine, especially in it’s youth. Redolent of juicy red berries and spicy oak notes. Soft pliable tannins lend subtle support to the structure of the wine yet are unobtrusive on the succulent palate.

Ageing Potential

A wine to enjoy now, yet will age with grace for the next three to five years.

Blend Information

45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 25% Shiraz

In The Vineyard

The grapes for this blended wine originate from prime vineyards sites that have been planted with new clonal material. Most of the sites face southwest and receive no supplementary irrigation resulting in superbly concentrated flavours and ripe, supple tannins. A clay sub-soil retains essential moisture and the gravelly, granite derived, topsoil allows for effective drainage.

In The Cellar

The Cabernet portion lends structure and weight to the wine and aids in longevity. The Merlot contributes softness and a melange of ripe red fruits that add to the lusciousness of the wine. The Syrah adds a touch of spiciness and complexity, especially in the elegant finish of this approachable wine. The wine spent almost 12 months ageing in 2nd fill French and American oak. These two components contribute spicy vanilla notes and wonderful cedar wood complexities on the nose and palate.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Zevenrood 2007 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht Zevenrood 2006 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Zevenrood 2005 Jacques Viljoen Cabernet Sauvignon
Zevenwacht Zevenrood 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Zevenwacht Zevenrood 2003 Karl Lambour Cabernet Sauvignon
Zevenwacht Zevenrood 2002 Karl Lambour Cabernet Sauvignon

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