Zevenwacht Merlot 2006

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.02 %vol
pH - 3.41
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 6.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Accolades

Veritas Awards 2008 - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2009 - Bronze (72/100)
Veritas Awards 2009 - Silver Medal

Tasting Notes

Rich and generous with plush concentrated flavours of plums, chocolate and a combination of red and black cherries. Waves of upfront fresh red fruit and hints of herbs cover the palate from start to finish.

Ageing Potential

For those with a fondness for a softer Merlot then this is your investment wine - a wine that, with maturation, will reward you handsomely.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

In The Vineyard

Three distinctive sites were sourced in the Stellenbosch District for this wine. The first site, on the cool slopes of Helshoogte, provides bright and juicy fruit with good acidity. The second, on the lower southern slopes of Kuils River hills, imparts tannic weight and absolute fruit density on the palate.

The western slopes of Die Eike, Bottelary Hills, offer Ribena ripeness and generosity on the finish. Although soil types differ between the sites, they all have some form of decomposed granite (some shale inclusions in the Die Eike vineyard) lying over a structured clay subsoil allowing for ample drainage and water retention when required.

In The Cellar

2006 was a cool vintage with the right amount of rainfall at the right time. Berry size was small, resulting in dense colouration and high extract in the wine.

In 2005, we used only free-run juice. this selection was aged in partly new and 2nd fill hogshead (300 litre barrels) for 15 months.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Merlot 2017 Hagen Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2016 Hagen Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2015 Hagen Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2014 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2013 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2012 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2011 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2010 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2009 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2008 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2007 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2006 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2005 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2004 Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2002 Karl Lambour Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2001 Karl Lambour Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 1999 Hilko Hegewisch Merlot

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