Zevenwacht Z Collection Syrah 2021
Winemaker – Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety – Syrah
Alcohol – 13.6 %vol
pH – 3.65
RS – 1.6 g/l
Total Acid – 4.7 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
Type – Red
Style – Dry
Body – Medium
Taste – Fruity
The nose has an upfront perfume of black berry and raspberry fruit with white
pepper and cinnamon spice that flows onto the palate, showing succulent dark
berries and a fine peppery tannin that lingers on the finish.
Definite aging ability in the right conditions – from 5 to 10 years.
Pairs beautifully with venison, so try dishes like a pepper crusted Kudu fillet or slow roasted Springbuck shanks.
In The 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.
In The Cellar
The grapes were harvested at 23.5 Balling to capture vibrant fruit expression and spice. The grapes were fermented in portions done as carbonic maceration, submerged cap and open top with an average of 70% done with whole bunches. The wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd fill 1000 Foudres.
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