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Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2010

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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety
Merlot
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.00 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
3.5 g/l
TA
6.1 g/l
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

59% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 10% Shiraz

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. When to Enjoy:Relaxing with good company or with a relaxed meal... How to Serve: Slightly cool.

In The Vineyard

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 influence property, supplies the majority of the grapes. The farm Zevenrivieren, situated at the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, provides winemaker, Jacques Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.

The grapes for this blend originate from prime vineyard sites that have been planted with new clonally 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

59% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 10% Shiraz.

Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon contributes ripe red and black berry fruits. This adds to the lusciousness of the 7even Rood. The Cabernet Franc and Shiraz adds a hint of spiciness and complexity for this approachable wine. We have aged this blend in 3rd and 4th fill French barrels to add to the complexity and softness. A 20% unwooded portion was blended for upfront fruit aromas.

Other Vintages

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

CONTACT DETAILS

Zevenwacht Wine Estate

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