Zevenwacht Pinotage 2007

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.29 %vol
pH - 3.53
RS - 6.3 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0.62 g/l
SO2 - 93 mg/l
Free SO2 - 48 mg/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

A vibrant cherry red colour. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with a combination of plums and red fruit, and background hints of cedarwood,vanilla and liquorice. The palate is generous with sweet red cherry flavours.

Ageing Potential

A wine to savour now and over the next four years.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

In The Vineyard

The Pinotage vineyard for this wine are situated on the northern slopes of the Zevenrivieren farm in the Banhoek Valley. This variety is the earliest red to ripen at Zevenrivieren.

About The Harvest

Early in February, we hand harvest the intensely flavoured and impressively pigmented bunches.

In The Cellar

After harvesting we took the grapes directly to specialized red wine fermentors for an overnight 'cold-soak'. This allows for amazing colour extraction early on in the winemaking process. Fermentation takes place over 6 days with temperatures peaking at 25° C. The wine is pressed off the skins when there is 5° B left. We take it straight to new American Oak barrels to finish the last part of the fermentation. After completion of malolactic fermentation the wine is transferred to second and third fill French Oak barrels where it lies quietly maturing for 9 months.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2010 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2009 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2008 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2007 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2005 The Winemaking Team Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2004 Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2003 Karl Lambour Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 1997 Hilko Hegewisch Pinotage

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