Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2009

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Muscat de Frontignan
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.30
RS - 11.0 g/l
Total Acid - 5.91 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Off Dry
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

Soft golden, with a perfumed nose emanating from the glass. Subtle flavours of litchi, lime and rose petals, contributed by the Gewürztraminer, combined with an underlying spice from the Muscat de Frontignan, adding to the complexity of this aromatic wine. Well balanced residual sugar and acidity provides a long, crisp finish with layers of fruit and floral tones.

Blend Information

72% Muscat de Frontignan, 28% Gewürztraminer

Food Suggestions

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

In The Vineyard

At an elevation of 250m above sea level, the two vineyards for this wine stand side by side on a South Western slope facing 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

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
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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