Cabernet Sauvignon (375ml) 2016

R98.00

Characteristics
Type – Red
Style – Dry
Body – Full
Taste – Fruity

The wine is classic and elegant and at the same time bold and full-bodied with intense aromas of black bramble berries and black currant with a hint of blueberries. Oak aromas are well integrated and add to the complexity of the wine with underlying graphite and cigar box notes. Dark blackberry and plum flavours dominate the palate, followed by hints of dark chocolate. A firm yet well-integrated tannin structure and lingering finish.

Description

The wine is classic and elegant and at the same time bold and full-bodied with intense aromas of black bramble berries and black currant with a hint of blueberries. Oak aromas are well integrated and add to the complexity of the wine with underlying graphite and cigar box notes. Dark blackberry and plum flavours dominate the palate, followed by hints of dark chocolate. A firm yet well-integrated tannin structure and lingering finish.

Technical Analysis
Winemaker – Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety – Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol – 14.0 %vol
pH – 3.58
RS – 2.5 g/l
Total Acid – 5.4 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch

Accolades
Top 100 SA Wines – Silver award.

Ageing Potential
Superb to drink now but excellent aging potential 5 – 15 years.

Blend Information
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions
When to Enjoy: A rich and full wine to enjoy relaxing around the fire or with a scrumptious meal.
Our Meal suggestions: Zevenwacht Cabernet Sauvignon, classic and elegant in style, yet so rich, integrated and layered with wholesome flavours and mouthfeel. It is, therefore, best with aged prime rib or T-bone steak, medium rare – olive oil and mustard seed rump served with a peasant salad (everything except the leaves) or a hearty oxtail. Non-meat options can prevail too, such as black bean stew but don’t be limited by these ideas. Wine is most enjoyed – your way.

In The Vineyard

The grapes for the 2015 vintage come from 2 underlying vineyards, all on west south-west facing slopes. We crafted this wine from 10-year-old vines. Both vineyards are at an altitude from 100–150m above sea-level. The situation of these blocks offers maximum exposure to the cooling sea breezes from the nearby Atlantic Ocean, keeping the vines and their fruit cool during the warmer days of the ripening period. In turn, this allows for the maximum flavour, colour and tannin development. The vines are trellised on a seven-wire hedge system and receive only supplementary drip irrigation.
The grapes were picked at 25.5 Brix, sorted with our Pellenc sorting table and lightly crushed into 10-ton open-top fermenters.

 

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