Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Weisser Riesling
Alcohol - 13.0 %vol
pH - 3.27
RS - 11.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - White
Style - Semi Sweet
Taste - Fragrant


Veritas Awards 2009 - Silver Medal
Wine Magazine Best Value Wine Guide 2010 3 Stars

Tasting Notes

Soft golden, with a perfumed nose, infused with honeysuckle, lemon and peaches. Subtle flavours of litchi, lime and rose petals, contributed by the Gewürztraminer, combine beautifully with the classic Riesling to create a mouthwatering, creamy sensation.

Well-balanced residual sugar and acidity provides a long, crisp finish with layers of fruit and floral tones.

Blend Information

80% Rhine Riesling, 20% Gewürztraminer

Food Suggestions

A perfect partner for spicy Thai foods or Cape Malay curries.

In The Vineyard

A mere 150m above sea level, the vines of both these vineyard stand in the face of the Atlantic Ocean, which drenches the canopies in its cooling breezes and afford the bunches the opportunity to ripen slowly, developing exceptional flavours at their own pace.

The decomposed granite soils contain desirable clay elements which retain moisture during the dry ripening period, yet allow excellent drainage due to the prominent gravel fractions.

About The Harvest

Grapes were hand harvested at optimum flavour.

In The Cellar

Grapes were lightly pressed, then the clear juice underwent cold fermentation at 13° Celsius - preserving the heady perfume of both varieties.

Other Vintages

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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

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