Zevenwacht 7even Rosé 2013

A wine with a delicate, beautiful rose petal pink colour. The palate is red fruit - ripe raspberry and strawberry - balanced with sweetness and acidity, giving a long lingering fresh taste. A delicious lifestyle wine, elegant and soft with an off-dry finish.

Perfect on a Spring day or over casual meals. To be served ice-cold.Terrific for a lunch time Pizza with fresh toppings, cherries wrapped in crispy bacon or with a late Spring picnic outdoors.  A delightful wine to enjoy with the “girls / bff” over lunch or as you wish. 

variety : Merlot | 35% Merlot, 35% Zinfandel, 30% Shiraz
winemaker : Jacques Viljoen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch Polkadraai
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 11.1 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Best enjoyed with 2 years. 

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 influenced 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. 

For our growing Rosé market, we have dedicated three red varieties, Merlot, Zinfandel & Shiraz, which are situated on a cooler south-westerly facing slope, 150m above sea level.  The decomposed granite soils include desirable clay elements that retain moisture during the drier months of ripening, yet, as a result of prominent gravel fractions, allow for excellent drainage.

about the harvest: The grapes for our Rose were picked at 22.5 degrees Brix.

in the cellar : The grapes were crushed, separated from the skins, settled, racked and fermented the same as white wine. The wine was fermented cold, 12-14 degrees Celsius to retain fresh red fruit aromas. The delicate pink colour for the Rose is derived from the red pigments that are released during the crushing process. 


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