Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety - Gewurztraminer
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.32
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

Aromatic and intense the wine has delightful flavours of rose petals, litchi and Turkish delight. The wine has a full palate that is carried by a fresh acidity and lingering creamy finish.

Ageing Potential

The barrel maturation gives this wine excellent aging potential resulting in a more complex wine. Ageing up to 10 years.

Blend Information

100% Gewurztraminer

Food Suggestions

Our most heavenly pairings have been with light fragrant curries enjoyed on a winter’s day and also with Turkish delight Pavlova for dessert. A floral and spicy wine giving you the opportunity to try exotic food combinations.

In The Vineyard

These 36-year-old vineyards present a visual anomaly. Gnarled and far from aesthetic, they produce the tiniest berries with astonishing aromatic concentration. Southwest facing with one of the most extreme slopes on the farm, the wines enjoy the wintry exhalation of the Atlantic Ocean less than a stone's throw away.

In The Cellar

Only the best pink/purple bunches were hand selected at harvest time to ensure a high-quality juice with superb aromatic potential. The berries were sorted before pressing and the juice cold settled and racked to barrel for fermentation. The wine was barrel aged for 12 months before bottling.

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.


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Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2015 Jacques Viljoen Gewurztraminer
Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2014 Jacques Viljoen Gewurztraminer
Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2013 Jacques Viljoen Gewurztraminer
Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2012 Jacques Viljoen Gewurztraminer
Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2011 Jacques Viljoen Gewurztraminer
Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2010 Jacques Viljoen Gewurztraminer
Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2009 Jacques Viljoen Gewurztraminer
Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2008 Jacques Viljoen Gewurztraminer

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