type : Red style : Dry body : Medium taste : Fruity wooded
pack : Bottle size : 750ml closure : Screwcap
ageing : A wine to enjoy now!
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.
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 : We aimed for soft tannins and ripe dark fruits and used Rhone style varieties to achieve this. 4th and 5th fill French 500L barrels were used to mature this wine and to add to the complexity.