Zevenwacht Z Collection Chenin Blanc | 2022

Name: Zevenwacht Z Collection Chenin Blanc | 2022
Winery: Zevenwacht Wine Estate
Grape Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa


Intensity: medium/ deep

Color: Straw Yellow


Intensity: medium(+)

Aroma characteristics: peach, grape fruit, baked apple pie, toast, cashew nuts


Sweetness: dry

Acidity: high

Alcohol: medium – 13.0%

Body: medium(+)

Flavour intensity: pronounced

Flavour characteristics: same

Other observations(e.g. oily, creamy, austere, lusciou, pétillance):

Finish: medium(+)

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Wine Style: Fresh, Medium-bodied & partially barrel fermented

When to Enjoy:
Perfect for any social occasion and over summer lunches and dinners.

How to Serve:
Well chilled.

Our meal suggestions:
A fantastic partner to seafood with good acidity to cut through buttery
sauces. Lemon butter prawns or crayfish on the grill.

The wine itself:
A clear and bright wine with hints of lime and gold.
The nose shows beautiful fruit purity with aromas of apricot, white peach and citrus, with
undertones of oak spice. The palate is focused with a vibrant acidity and a complex minerality on the finish.

What about the grapes?
100% Chenin Blanc

And the vineyards (terroir):
The wine is made from unirrigated 41 year old Chenin vines planted in 1981.
The vines are South West to West facing and are grown in decomposed granite soils high up on the farm at 300m above sea level.

How was it made:
The grapes were whole bunched pressed and cold settled overnight, after
which the juice was racked to concrete egg and barrel for spontaneous
The wine remained on the gross lees for 9 months before
being racked and blended for bottling with the final blend having 50%
concrete egg and 50% in 500L French oak barrels, with 10% New Oak.

Should this wine age / mature:
Chenin is a wine that develops and deepens both in color and aroma over time. As such it rewards extra complexity with age, while offering upfront fruit and freshness in its youth.

Technical Facts:
 Grape Origin: Polkadraai Hills, Stellenbosch
 Wine Variety: Chenin Blanc
 Body: Medium
 Barrel Treatment: 10% New French Oak
 Alc: 13.0% Ph: 3.29 TA : 5.6 g/l Rs: 2.5 g/l

Winery information

About the Estate
Zevenwacht Wine Estate, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route is a modern
wine farm with a 300 year history. Owned and managed by the Johnson Family, the Estate has a
strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation as well as conservation of the surrounding
indigenous environment. Two prime farming locations provide the grapes for the Zevenwacht
winery. The home vineyard on the Estate’s panoramic 450 hectare maritime influenced property,
supplies the majority of the grapes. The farm Zevenrivieren, situated at the crest of the Helshoogte
Pass, provides winemakers, Hagen Viljoen and Charles Lourens, with a boutique selection of
grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.