Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Muscat de Frontignan
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.31
RS - 14.8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.9 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Off Dry
Taste - Fragrant


Accolades

Veritas Awards 2010 - Bronze Medal
November 2010 Wine Magazine 3½ Stars

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

55% Muscat de Frontignan, 45% Gewürztraminer

Food Suggestions

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

In The Vineyard

The wine is made from two newly planted nabouring Vineyards. Both these vineyards were planted on a South-West-facing slope, facing straight towards Table-mountain. It's the second crop for the Muscat de Frontignan and first crop for the newly planted Gewurztraminer.

About The Harvest

Grapes were hand harvested at optimum flavour.

In The Cellar

Both varieties were hand picked at 22- 23° B. The wine is an unwooded blend of 55% Muscat de Frontignan and 45% Gewurztraminer. Both varieties were fermented separately in Stainless steel tanks at 12° C to retain fresh fruit aromas. They were blended shortly after fermentation and bottled early to retain freshness and vitality. We stopped the fermentation by cooling the wine down. This resulted in an off-dry Bouquet Blanc with a lower alcohol and beautiful natural RS.


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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