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Zevenwacht 7even Rosé 2016

VINTAGE:   2016 | 2015 |  2014 

Wine Style: Crisp & dry
When to Enjoy: Perfect on a Spring day or over casual meals.
How to Serve: Definitely ice-cold
Our meal suggestions: Terrific for a lunch time Pizza with fresh toppings, cherries wrapped in crispy bacon or with a late Spring picnic outdoors. A delightful wine to enjoy with the your BFF’s” over lunch or as you wish.
The wine itself: A wine with a delicate, beautiful rose petal pink colour. The palate is red fruit – ripe raspberry and strawberry – giving a long lingering fresh taste.  A delicious lifestyle wine, elegant and soft.
What about the grapes? 86 % Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon
And the vineyards (terroir):

For the 2016 vintage we selected a Cabernet Franc vineyard 360m above sea level on a South West facing slope – facing on to False Bay and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon from our higher lying cooler vineyard in the Banhoek Valley.   We farmed and harvested this Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon specifically for making Rosé.

How was it made: The grapes for our Rosé were picked at 22 degrees Brix, crushed, separated from the skins, settled, racked and fermented the same as white wine. The wine was fermented cold, 12-14 degrees Celsius to retain fresh red fruit aromas. The delicate pink colour for the Rose is derived from the red pigments that are released during the crushing process.
Should this wine age / mature: Best enjoyed within 2 years.
Technical Facts: Grape Origin: Stellenbosch Polkadraai
Wine Variety: Rosé
Body: Medium
Acidity: Crisp Acidity
Barrel Treatment: Unwooded
   ALC 13.5%   RS 4.2g/l    TA 5.4g/l   PH 3.20  
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