Zevenwacht Merlot 2009

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.65
RS - 2.6 g/l
Total Acid - 6.2 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver Medal

Tasting Notes

Rich and generous with plush concentrated flavours of plums, chocolate and a combination of red and black cherries. Waves of up front ripe red fruit, ripe strawberries with hints of red cherries that cover the palate from start to finish.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

In The Vineyard

Two very different vineyards in Stellenbosch supplied the fruit for this wine. The first site, 300m above sea level on the north facing slopes of the Banhoek area, provides bright and juicy fruit with good acidity, tannic weight and absolute fruit density on the palate. The second vineyard on the South Western slopes of Polkadraai Hills, offers Ribena Ripeness, Generosity and length on the palate. Although soil types differ between the site, they all have some form of decomposed granite lying over structured clay subsoil allowing for ample drainage and water retention when required.

In The Cellar

2009 was a repeat of the 2007 vintage. The 2009 season was cool and moderate, once again this allowed for beautiful, ripe red fruit with awesome tannin ripeness. Berry size was small resulting in dense colouration and high extract in the wine. We used only free-run wine. This selection was aged in 300L barrels one third new, a third second fill and the balance third fill for 15 months. An amazing wine year!


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht Merlot 2017 Hagen Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2016 Hagen Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2015 Hagen Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2014 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2013 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2012 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2011 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2010 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2009 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2008 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2007 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2006 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2005 Jacques Viljoen Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2004 Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2002 Karl Lambour Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 2001 Karl Lambour Merlot
Zevenwacht Merlot 1999 Hilko Hegewisch Merlot

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