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Zevenwacht Gewürtraminer 2014

VINTAGE:   2014  | 2013  |  2012  |  2011  |

Wine Style: Aromatic & complex
When to Enjoy: As a companion to exotic dishes and on special occasions.  A wine to show-off.
How to Serve: Well chilled.
Our meal suggestions: 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.
The wine itself: Appealing freshness and viscosity with luscious flavours of almond, litchi and turkish delight give this wine a seductive mid-palate and lingering creamy finish nity to try exotic food combinations.
What about the grapes? 100% Gerwurztraminer
And the vineyards (terroir): These 28-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 viticultural terms.
How was it made: To retain fruit expression rigorous hand selection took place of only the pink/purple bunches.  The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed, moving away from whole bunch pressing, allowing for higher 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 8 months before we racked the wine to stainless steel.   Bottling took place 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.  Only 1600 bottles were produced.
Should this wine age / mature: The barrel maturation gives this wine excellent aging potential resulting in a more complex wine.  Ageing up to 10 years.
Technical Facts: Grape Origin: Stellenbosch
Wine Variety: Gerwurztraminer
Body: Medium
Acidity: Medium Acidity
Barrel Treatment: Wooded
 
Alc: 13.5% Ph: 3.31 Acid: 5.9 g/l8 Rs: 2.0 g/l

 

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