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Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2011

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety
Shiraz
Appellation
Stellenbosch Polkadraai
Alcohol
14.5 %vol
pH
3.53
RS
3.24 g/l
TA
5.4 g/l
SO2
81 mg/l
FSO2
37 mg/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

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

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

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