Zevenwacht Z Gewürztraminer 2016
Winemaker – Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety – Gewurztraminer
Alcohol – 12.0 %vol
pH – 3.33
RS – 3.0 g/l
Total Acid – 4.8 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
Type – White
Body – Medium
Taste – Fragrant
Aromatic and intense the wine has delightful flavours of rose petals, litchi and Turkish delight. The wine has a full palate that is carried by a fresh acidity and lingering creamy finish.
The barrel maturation gives this wine excellent aging potential resulting in a more complex wine. Ageing up to 10 years.
When to Enjoy: As a companion to exotic dishes and on special occasions. A wine to show-off.
Our Meal Suggestion: Our most heavenly pairings have been with light fragrant curries enjoyed on a winter’s day and also with Turkish delight Pavlova for dessert. A floral and spicy wine giving you the opportunity to try exotic food combinations.
How to serve: Well chilled
In The Vineyard
These 35-year-old vineyards present a visual anomaly. Gnarled and far from aesthetic, they produce the tiniest berries with astonishing aromatic concentration. Southwest facing with one of the most extreme slopes on the farm, the wines enjoy the wintry exhalation of the Atlantic Ocean less than a stone’s throw away.
In The Cellar
Only the best pink/purple bunches were hand selected at harvest time to ensure a high-quality juice with superb aromatic potential. After settling we racked the wine to 3 x 2nd fill French oak 500L barrels, where natural fermentation took place. We stirred the lees in the barrel every week for 10 months before our final barrel selection.
For the final blend we were looking for true cultivar character, balance, fruit expression and mouthfeel. We racked the two selected 500 litre barrels to a stainless-steel tank before bottling. Bottling took place only with a final racking off the bentonite without bulk filtration. Sediment may result over time. Careful decanting will allow for a clear drink and the most advantageous expression of this aromatic wine.