Zevenwacht Rosé 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 12.88 %vol
pH - 3.35
RS - 12 g/l
Total Acid - 6.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Rose
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

A wine with a delicate smoked salmon pink colour. Dominated by ripe strawberry and raspberry flavours. The palate is red fruit - ripe raspberry and strawberry - balanced with sweetness and acidity, giving a long lingering fresh feeling. A delicious lifestyle wine packed with loads of ripe strawberry aromas and flavours. Elegant and soft with an off-dry finish.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Savour this wine on its own, or enjoy with light seafood or poultry dishes.

In The Vineyard

This wine is made from Merlot grapes. The vineyards are situated at 150m above sea level on a South-Westerly-facing slope. The decomposed granite soils include desirable clay elements that retain moisture during the drier months of ripening, yet, as a result of prominent gravel fractions, allow for excellent drainage.

In The Cellar

The grapes for our Merlot were picked at 24° B, crushed and taken to a red wine fermentor. After this, we drew off 100l/ton of juice to a white wine fermentor. The wine was fermented cold, 12-14° C to retain fresh red fruit aromas. The delicate pink colour for the Rose is derived from the red pigments that are released during the crushing process. We stopped the fermentation by cooling the fermenting wine down to 4° C. This resulted in an off-dry rose with a slightly lower alcohol.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Rosé 2010 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Rosé 2009 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Rosé 2008 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Rosé 2007 Jacques Viljoen Cabernet Sauvignon
Zevenwacht Rosé 2006 The Winemaking Team

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