Zevenwacht Primitivo 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Zinfandel
Alcohol - 14.69 %vol
pH - 3.37
RS - 2.71 g/l
Total Acid - 6.40 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


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

Tasting Notes

A deep, dark, purple-red colour with a cherry-red rim. This wine has an exuberant aroma combining black fruit, plums, dark chocolate, toffee-caramel, peppery spice and cinnamon. Dense fruit structure, full-bodied plum and dried fruit, supple long tannins with bittersweet dark chocolate midpalate and long finish. This is not a shy wine.

Blend Information

100% Primitivo

In The Vineyard

The vineyards for this wine are situated in the Banhoek region of Stellenbosch on a Northeast- facing slope. They are trellised on a five-wire hedge and are approximately six years old. The vineyard receives one to two supplementary irrigations in each growing season. Pruned to two-bud spurs, the vineyard bears approximately 7 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

The grapes for the 2008 Primitivo were picked at 25.50 Balling and transported to our cellar at Zevenwacht.

In The Cellar

The grapes were gently destalked and crushed into a specially designed red wine fermentor. Fermentation took approximately 6 days with temperatures not exceeding 280°. Four regular pump-overs and punch-downs per day were given for the duration of fermentation. After malolactic fermentation the wine was transferred to 25% first-fill French Oak and 75% second-fill French Oak. Only four 300l barrels were produced by our Winemaker, Jacques Viljoen.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Primitivo 2011 Jacques Viljoen Zinfandel
Zevenwacht Primitivo 2010 Jacques Viljoen Zinfandel
Zevenwacht Primitivo 2009 Jacques Viljoen Zinfandel
Zevenwacht Primitivo 2009 Jacques Viljoen Zinfandel
Zevenwacht Primitivo 2008 Jacques Viljoen Zinfandel
Zevenwacht Primitivo 2007 Jacques Viljoen Zinfandel
Zevenwacht Primitivo 2005 Jaques Viljoen Zinfandel

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