Zevenwacht Pinotage 2009

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.79 %vol
pH - 3.62
RS - 4.8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

Veritas 2010 Wine Awards - Bronze Medal

Tasting Notes

A vibrant cherry red colour. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with a combination of plums and red fruit, and background hints of cedarwood, vanilla and liquorice. The palate is generous with sweet red cherry flavours.

Ageing Potential

A wine to savour now and over the next four years.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

In The Vineyard

The Pinotage vineyards for this wine are situated on the northern slopes of the Banhoek Valley, ranging in altitude from 450 - 500m above sea level allowing for moderate temperatures. The vines are trellised on a seven-wire hedge system that allows for perfect containment of the canopy. Pruned to two-bud spurs, allowing for 16-18 bearers per running meter, we harvest approximately six to eight tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

On 26th of February we hand harvest the intensely flavoured and impressively pigmented bunches, taking them directly to specialized red wine fermentors for an overnight ‘cold-soak’.

In The Cellar

Fermentation takes place with temperatures peaking at 25º C. The wine is pressed off the skins after 6 days onto new French Oak, to finish the last part of the fermentation. After completion of malolactic fermentation the wine is transferred to second fill French Oak barrels where it matures for 9 months.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2010 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2009 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2008 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2007 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2005 The Winemaking Team Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2004 Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2003 Karl Lambour Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 1997 Hilko Hegewisch Pinotage

Tel: +27.219005700 Email: info@zevenwacht.co.za Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, 7579