Zevenwacht Syrah 2018
2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver
|Brand Group||Zevenwacht Estate|
We’ve tried it with a few variations of lamb such as lamb loin chops spiced with salt, black pepper and rosemary, leg of lamb slow roasted, well salted, peppered and served with roast potatoes, sweet potatoes and spicy gravy. Oven roasted vegetables with rosemary and garlic could be a vegan alternative.
|Ageing||Definite aging ability in the right conditions - from 5 to 10 years.|
The fermentation temperature peaked at 28°C with regular pump-overs to ensure even extraction and 15% of the wine was whole bunch fermented. The wine was matured for 14 months in 500l French oak barrels,with 20% new oak.
|Harvest||The grapes were harvested at full phenolic ripeness, resulting in beautiful fruit expression and soft elegant tannin.|
|Vineyard||South-Westerly facing slopes ranging in altitude from 230- 250m above sea level on decomposed granite soils. The vines are trellised on a seven-wire hedge system and we yield approximately eight tons per hectare.|
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