Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2018
Technical Analysis Characteristics
Winemaker – Hagen Viljoen Type – Red
Main Variety – Shiraz Style – Dry
Alcohol – 14.5 %vol Body – Medium
pH – 3.50 Taste – Fruity
RS – 3.8 g/l
Total Acid – 5.1 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
A luscious lifestyle wine with red and black berries and pepper spice. A juicy palate of dark fruit and chocolate with slight cedar wood undertones. Soft pliable tannins lend subtle support to the structure, yet are unobtrusive on the succulent palate.
A wine to enjoy now!
85% Shiraz, 8% Grenache, 7% Zinfandel
Our favourite combinations include seared tuna served on a bed of baby spinach, lamb chops braaied to perfection, or sweet & sticky pork ribs. 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 clone material. Most of the sites face southwest and 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
We aimed for soft tannins and ripe dark fruits and used Rhone style varieties to achieve this. 500L Seasoned French oak barrels were used to mature this wine for 12 months and to add to the complexity.