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Zevenwacht 7even Pinotage 2015

VINTAGE:   2015  | 2014  |  2013  |  2011  | 

Wine Style: Medium bodied, fresh & vibrant.
When to Enjoy: Relaxing with friends or as an Aperitif with some savoury bites.
How to Serve: Drink slightly chilled to appreciate its vibrancy – just below European room temperature.
Our meal suggestions: Enjoy this medium bodied Pinotage with grilled yellowtail or snoek with grape or apricot jam and farm bread. Also an excellent partner to a pizza or braai.
The wine itself: A vibrant, Pinotage with chocolate, plum and dark cherry aromas that follow through on the palate. A well integrated wine with firm dark chocolate tannin.
What about the grapes? 100% Pinotage
And the vineyards (terroir): The vineyards for this wine are situated on the northern slopes of the Banhoek Valley, ranging in altitude from 450 – 500m above sea level allowing for moderate temperatures. We harvest eight tons per hectare.
How was it made: The grapes were hand harvested in the middle of March 2015.   The intensely flavoured and impressively pigmented bunches were taken directly to specialized red wine fermentors for an overnight ‘cold-soak’. This allows for colour extraction early on in the winemaking process. Fermentation took place with temperatures peaking at 25ºC. The wine was pressed off the skins directly after fermentation.   Following malolactic fermentation, it was matured for 6 months on French Oak staves.
Should this wine age / mature: Savour now and over the next 4 years.
Technical Facts: Grape Origin: Stellenbosch Polkadraai
Wine Variety: Pinotage
Body: Medium
Acidity: Balanced Acidity
Barrel Treatment: 6 Mon

Alc: 14% Rs: 4.3g/l    TA: 5.2  pH:  3.60
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