Zevenwacht Shiraz 2001

Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2003 - Silver

A warm vibrant wine imbued with pepper spice and black currant flavours. A fine tannin structure emphasises the velvety texture of this concentrated wine.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Karl Lambour
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.76 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.26  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2003 - Silver
in the vineyard : South-Westerly facing slopes ranging in altitude from 150 – 280 m above sea level allow for moderate temperatures. The vines are trellised on a seven-wire hedge system that allows for perfect containment of the sometimes vigorous growth habit of Shiraz. Pruned to two-bud spurs, allowing for 16 – 18 bearers per running meter, we harvest approximately six to eight tons per hectare. This allows for concentrated plum and herbal notes so typical of Shiraz.

about the harvest: All grapes are hand-harvested into three-ton grape bins and transported to the cellar.

in the cellar : The cellar is centrally situated and allows for the shortest possible transport times. Upon arrival the grapes are destalked and lightly crushed to separate the stalks from the good stuff. This good stuff is transferred to specially designed red wine fermentors where innoculation with specially selected yeast strains occurs. Fermentation temperatures hover around 28 degrees Celsius peaking at ±30 degrees Celsius. Regular delèstage helps extract intense colour and soft, pliable tannins. After fermentation the wine is pressed and racked to 30% new American oak barrels and 70% second-fill French oak barrels where it matures for approximately 12 months.

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