Z COLLECTION SYRAH 2021/ Zevenwacht Wines

Winery: Zevenwacht Wines
Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
Region: Polkadraai Hills, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Importer: Hand Carried


Intensity: medium

Color: ruby/ pink


Intensity: medium

Aroma characteristics: red plum, red cherry, pomegranate, black cherry, iodine, licorice, clove, black pepper, fragrant


Sweetness: dry

Acidity: medium(+)

Tannin: medium

Alcohol: medium – 13.5%

Body: medium

Flavour intensity: medium(+)

Flavour characteristics: same

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

Finish: medium


Wine Style:Full bodied & complex
When to Enjoy:With a delicious meal to savour the intensity of this wine.
How to Serve:At a pleasing 16 – 18° (not too cold and not our summer room temperature)
Our meal suggestions:Pairs beautifully with venison, so try dishes like a pepper crusted Kudu fillet or slow roasted Springbuck shanks.
The wine itself:The nose has an upfront perfume of black berry and raspberry fruit with white pepper and cinnamon spice that flows onto the palate, showing succulent dark berries and a fine peppery tannin that lingers on the finish.
What about the grapes?100% Syrah
And the vineyards (terroir):South-Westerly facing slopes ranging in altitude from 230-250m above sea level on decomposed granite soils. The vines are trellised on a seven-wire hedge system and we yield approximately eight tons per hectare.
How was it made:The grapes were harvested at 23.5 Balling to capture vibrant fruit expression and spice. The grapes were fermented in portions done as carbonic maceration, submerged cap and open top with an average of 70% done with whole bunches. The wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd fill 1000 Foudres.
Should this wine age / mature:Definite aging ability in the right conditions – from 5 to 10 years.
Technical Facts:Grape Origin: Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills
Wine Variety: Syrah
Body: Medium
Barrel Treatment:  12 months
 Alc:  13.6%  pH: 3.65  Acid: 4.7 g/l  Rs: 1.6 g/l