Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.53
RS - 3.24 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
SO2 - 81 mg/l
Free SO2 - 37 mg/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch Polkadraai

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

A luscious lifestyle wine with hints of fruit and spice, giving a first impression of red berries and chocolate with slight cedar wood undertones. Soft pliable tannins lend subtle support to the structure, yet are unobtrusive on the succulent palate.

Ageing Potential

A wine to enjoy now!

Blend Information

67% Shiraz, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Grenache, 5% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Our favourite combinations include seared tuna served on a bed of baby spinach or a good steak braaied to perfection and served with a pepper sauce. A vegan option is also wild mushroom risotto - simply enjoyable.

In The Vineyard

The grapes for this blend originate from prime vineyard sites that have been planted with new clones material. Most of the sites face southwest and do receive supplementary irrigation resulting in optimal ripeness, superbly concentrated flavours and ripe, supple tannins. A clay sub-soil retains essential moisture and the gravelly, granite derived topsoil allows for effective drainage.

In The Cellar

For the 2011 7even Rood, we aimed for soft tannins and ripe dark fruits and used Rhone style varieties to achieve this. We blended 15% Cabernet Sauvignon with these varieties to give the wine focus and structure. 4th and 5th fill French 300L barrels were used to mature this wine and to add to the complexity.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2019 Hagen Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2018 Hagen Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2017 Hagen Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2016 Hagen Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2015 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2014 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2013 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2012 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2011 Jacques Viljoen Shiraz
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2010 Jacques Viljoen Merlot

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