Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.50
RS - 3.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

A luscious lifestyle wine with red and black berries and pepper spice. A juicy palate of dark fruit 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

85% Shiraz, 8% Grenache, 7% Zinfandel

Food Suggestions

Our favourite combinations include seared tuna served on a bed of baby spinach, lamb chops braaied to perfection, or sweet & sticky pork ribs. 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 clone material. Most of the sites face southwest and 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

We aimed for soft tannins and ripe dark fruits and used Rhone style varieties to achieve this. 500L Seasoned French oak barrels were used to mature this wine for 12 months and to add to the complexity.

Additional Information

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route is a modern wine farm with a 300 year history. Owned and managed by the Johnson Family, the Estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation, as well as conservation of the surrounding indigenous environment. Two prime farming locations provide the grapes for the Zevenwacht winery. The home vineyard on the Estate’s panoramic 450 hectare maritime influenced property, supplies the majority of the grapes. The farm Zevenrivieren, situated at the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, provides winemaker, Hagen Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.


Other Vintages

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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

Tel: +27.219005700 Email: info@zevenwacht.co.za Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, 7579