Zonnebloem Noir de Noir

Zonnebloem Noir de Noir

A medium-bodied wine with ripe and juicy red fruit, hints of vanilla and oak spice.

Vineyards

Isabel Habets (Viticulturist)
The Pinotage, Cinsault and Petit Verdot grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Stellenbosch area. Grapes were picked from mid-February to mid-March at ballings between 23 ºB and 25 ºB.

Winemaking

Elize Coetzee (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
The grapes were harvested by hand at 23º to 25º Balling from mid- February to mid-March. The juice was inoculated with selected yeast and fermented at an average temperature of 24°C. Extraction was performed using pump-overs, which took place three times a day. After fermentation, the skins were pressed, with the hard pressings excluded, to ensure a medium-bodied, juicy palate. After natural malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured with a combination of French and American oak.

Winemaker's Comments

Colour Plum red
Bouquet Experience notes of red cherries on the nose, followed by hints of sweet vanilla and oak spices.
Palate A medium-bodied wine with ripe and juicy red fruit, hints of vanilla and oak spice

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol 13.35% by volume
Residual sugar 3.60 g/l
Total acidity 5.59g/l pH 3.5

Food Pairing

Perfectly paired with red meat especially at a braai, pasta dishes and any pizza.

Isabel Habets (Viticulturist)
The Pinotage, Cinsault and Petit Verdot grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Stellenbosch area. Grapes were picked from mid-February to mid-March at ballings between 23 ºB and 25 ºB.

Elize Coetzee (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
The grapes were harvested by hand at 23º to 25º Balling from mid- February to mid-March. The juice was inoculated with selected yeast and fermented at an average temperature of 24°C. Extraction was performed using pump-overs, which took place three times a day. After fermentation, the skins were pressed, with the hard pressings excluded, to ensure a medium-bodied, juicy palate. After natural malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured with a combination of French and American oak.

Colour Plum red
Bouquet Experience notes of red cherries on the nose, followed by hints of sweet vanilla and oak spices.
Palate A medium-bodied wine with ripe and juicy red fruit, hints of vanilla and oak spice

Alcohol 13.35% by volume
Residual sugar 3.60 g/l
Total acidity 5.59g/l pH 3.5

Perfectly paired with red meat especially at a braai, pasta dishes and any pizza.

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Wine of Origin

Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms.
From the Stellenbosch farms that produce our grapes who use the earth as their canvas to create the fruit which lends our wines their rich, distinctive character; to the winemakers who use the skills they have learned and developed over generations to produce the rich varietals and blends that make up the Zonnebloem stable.

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Wine of Origin

Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms.


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