Zevenwacht Zevenrood 2006

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14 %vol
pH - 3.46
RS - 4.6 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

A delicious wine, giving a first impression of cherries and chocolate with slight cedar wood undertones. 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. A wine to enjoy now. This is perfectly described as a Lifestyle wine.

Ageing Potential

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

Blend Information

Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo

In The Vineyard

The grapes for this blended wine originate from prime vineyard sites that have been planted with new clonal material. Most of the sites face southwest and do receive supplementary irrigation resulting in optimal ripeness, 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 Merlot contributes softness and a melange of ripe red fruits that add to the lusciousness of the wine. The Shiraz adds a touch of spiciness and complexity, especially in the elegant finish of this approachable wine, and the Cabernet Sauvignon and Primitivo lift the red berry fruit.

We aged this blend in 3rd and 4th fill French barrels to add to the complexity and softness of this wine. A 30% unwooded portion of the blend was blended for more upfront fruit. These components contribute spicy vanilla notes and wonderful cedar wood complexities on the nose and palate in combination with red berry fruit flavours.


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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