Zevenwacht Bouquet Blanc 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Muscat de Frontignan
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.21
RS - 14.8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Off Dry
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

Soft golden, clear colour with a perfumed nose, with floral flavours, subtle litchi, lime and rose petals, combined with a strong sweet spice. All these flavours add to the complexity of this aromatic wine. With a well-balanced sugar and acidity, the Bouquet Blanc provides a long crisp finish with layers of fruit and floral tones.

Blend Information

78% Viognier; 10% Muscat de Frontignon; 7% Gewurztraminer; 5% Rousanne

Food Suggestions

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

In The Vineyard

For our Bouquet Blanc 2011, we have decided to change the blend into a four-way blend, with some of the most aromatic varieties on our South-west facing slopes. All four of these cultivars have something in common - beautiful floral and spicy tones.

About The Harvest

We hand picked at 22° - 23° Balling.

In The Cellar

The wine is an unwooded blend of 78% Viognier, 10% Muscat de Frontignan, 7% Gewurztraminer and 5% Rousanne. All these wines were tank fermented at 12° - 14° C to retain fresh fruit and floral aromas. They were blended shortly after fermentation and bottled early to retain freshness and vitality. We stopped the fermentation by cooling the wine down to -4° C. This resulted in an off-dry Bouquet Blanc with a lower alcohol and beautiful natural residual sugar.


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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