Distinctive aromas of citrus and pear predominate accompanied by subtle hints of roasted almonds. The palate and nose are both rich and refreshing with a combination of lime-citrus and white pear flavours. The wine is classically dry, yet luxuriously silky with superb viscosity and length.
The juice was fermented in lightly toasted 500L barrels for 11 months. It gave the wine oak support and focus without dominating the pure fruit of Chardonnay. Extended post fermentation lees contact with regular lees stirring lends a mid-palate weight and a creamy texture without obscuring the articulation of the aromatic potential.
Zevenwacht is an historic estate in the Stellenbosch area producing distinctive wines with strong terroir-specific characteristics. Farming some 330 acres of vineyard, viticulturist and winemaker Hagen Viljoen is a technology leader in the Cape and works to maintain the revitalization of the estates reputation for producing outstanding wines that has occurred under the guidance of the Johnson family.
This wine will pair well with seafood dishes, chicken dishes and cream based pasta sauces.