Zevenwacht Z Collection Chenin Blanc 2021
Winemaker – Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety – Syrah
Alcohol – 14.0 %vol
pH – 3.4
RS – 1.7 g/l
Total Acid – 7.0 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
Type – White
Style – Dry
Body – Medium
Taste – Fruity
A clear and bright wine with hints of lime and gold. The nose shows
beautiful fruit purity with aromas of quince, apple, citrus and undertones of
spice. The palate is focused with a vibrant acidity and a complex minerality
on the finish.
Chenin is a wine that develops and deepens both in color and aroma over
time. As such it rewards extra complexity with age, while offering up-front
fruit and freshness in its youth.
100% Chenin Blanc
A fantastic partner to seafood with good acidity to cut through buttery
sauces. Lemon butter prawns, crayfish
In The Vineyard
The wine is made from unirrigated 40 year old Chenin vines planted in
1981. The vines are South West to West facing and are grown in
decomposed granite soils high up on the farm at 300m above sea level.
In The Cellar
The grapes were whole bunched pressed and cold settled overnight, after
which the juice was racked to concrete egg and barrel for spontaneous
fermentation. The wine remained on the gross lees for 9 months before
being racked and blended for bottling with the final blend having 80%
concrete egg, 20% seasoned French oak barrels.