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Zevenwacht Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Zevenwacht Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Zevenwacht Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
When to Enjoy:
A rich and full wine to enjoy relaxing around the fire or with a scrumptious meal.

How to Serve:

We recommend decanting this wine and serving it between 16 and 18ºC.

Our meal suggestions:
Well paired with steak, slow braised beef short rib or a hearty oxtail stew.

The wine itself:
The wine is classic and powerful with intense aromas of black bramble berries and black currant with a hint of blue berries. Oak aromas are well integrated and add to the complexity of the wine with underlying graphite and cigar box notes. Dark blackberry and plum flavours dominate the palate, followed by hints of dark chocolate. A firm yet well integrated tannin structure and lingering finish.

What about the grapes?
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

And the vineyards (terroir):
2017 was an excellent vintage and the fruit coming from our 2 Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards were in pristine condition, with great fruit intensity and phenolic ripeness at harvesting. These west south-west facing
decomposed granite slopes are at an altitude from 100–150m above sealevel. The cooling sea breezes from the nearby Atlantic Ocean, keeps the vines and their fruit cool during the warmer days of the ripening period. In
turn, this allows for the maximum flavour, colour and tannin development.
The vines are trellised on a seven-wire hedge system and receive only supplementary drip irrigation.

How was it made:
The grapes were picked at 25.5 Brix, sorted with our Pellenc sorting table and lightly crushed into 10-ton open top fermenters. The must was
fermented at a regulated 27oC with regular pump overs, and punch downs.
During the active part of fermentation, we punched down every 4 hours.
This is done to break up the cap of the fermenting wine and to submerge the skins for colour and skin tannin extraction. We left the wine on the skins for a total of 14 days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in
barrel, after which it was racked and then returned to 30% new, 30% 2nd fill and 40% 3rd fill French oak barrels, for 18 months.

Should this wine age / mature:
Superb to drink now but excellent aging potential 5 – 15 years.

Technical Facts:
Grape Origin: Stellenbosch
Wine Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Body: Full
Barrel Treatment: 18 Months
ALC: 14.5% pH: 3.60 TA: 5.6g/l RS: 3.2g/l
  • Range: Zevenwacht Estate
R125.00
R125.00 per bottle
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