Zevenwacht Reserve 2014

6 Bottles x 750ml

 Wine Style:

 Full bodied

 When to Enjoy:

 To impress at dinner parties with a superb meal.

 How to Serve:

 Good room temperate of 18 degrees.

 Our meal   suggestions:

 Excellent with a fillet mignon with a rich balsamic glaze served with baby potatoes   coated in a parsley butter.  Simply outstanding with rib-eye beef served on the rare   side with stilton infused meaty gravy.   Perhaps you have some more winning   combinations?

 The wine itself:

 Rich and generous, this wine boasts a deep dark hue and whiffs of ripe black currant   infused with roasted coffee beans, tobacco leaves, cedar wood and cigar box. On the   palate expect concentrated black plum and a decadent dark chocolate finish.

 What about the   grapes?

 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit   Verdot

 And the vineyards   (terroir):

 Three distinctive sites were identified at Zevenwacht for this blended wine.

 The heart of this blend comes from a Cabernet Sauvignon clone 46 vineyard, situated   on a south westerly facing slope 150 - 200m above sea level, playing a big role in the   aromatic potential, the tannic weight and absolute fruit density on the palate. The   Merlot is from an older vineyard, next to the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet   Franc from a higher vineyard – 300m above sea level.   The three sights of the   Polkadraai Hills, offer Ribena ripeness and generosity on the finish.   The vines are   trellised on a seven-wire hedge system. Pruned to two-bud spurs, allowing for 16 - 18   bearers per running meter.   The Petit Verdot and Malbec blending components are   purchased from Ernie Else until the new plantings on Zevenrivieren are ready to yield   grapes.

 How was it made:

 Moderate summer temperatures allowed for a long ripening period producing good   tannin, colour and sugar ripeness. We had small berry size resulting in dense   colouration and high extract in the wine. The components for this blend were aged   separately in new (40%) and 2nd (60%) fill French Oak barrels (300L) for 19 months.   The best barrels were matured, blended and tasted in a comparative blind benchmark   tasting against some of South Africa’s best Bordeaux styled blends.

 Should this wine age   / mature:

 This wine has excellent aging potential and will develop beautifully between 8 – 10   years.

 Technical Facts:

 Grape Origin: Stellenbosch
 Wine Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec & Petit Verdot
 Body: Full bodied 
 Acidity: Fresh Acidity 
 Barrel Treatment: Wooded 

 Analysis

ALC:  14.5 %  RS:   3.0g/l   TA: 5.4g/l   pH: 3.67

R275.00 Per 750ml bottle Excluding VAT, Delivery included

R 1650.00 Per case of 6

Only full case purchase. 

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