Zevenwacht The Tin Mine 2018

 

6 Bottles x

Wine Style:

Fragrant & Dry

When to Enjoy:

On it’s own or with a meal.

How to Serve:

Chilled.

Our meal suggestions:

Delicious with full flavoured grilled fish, sumptuous lobster and avocado salad or chicken fillets dressed with a creamy basil sauce.  Also a great partner to Thai food.

The wine itself:

Ripe and exotic, a distinctive, spicy, perfumed wine that is rich and subtly oaked.   Complex aromas of dried yellow fruits and spice with a refreshing lime and citrus finish.

What about the grapes?

This wine consists of 60% Chenin, 22% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier,  & 8% Semillon

And the vineyards (terroir):

The Chenin Blanc comes from low yielding old vines (38 years). All these vineyards are lying at altitudes that range from 300-500 meters above sea level; these higher elevated slopes tend to give the blending partners a beautiful natural acidity, resulting in a pleasant pungency. The richness and full-bodied fruit has been accentuated by the open canopies of the vineyards during ripening. All these flavours are backed with a flinty minerality from the decomposed granite soils of the Polkadraai Hills.

How was it made:

The grapes were harvested at 22 – 23ºBrix depending on varietal and site. After pressing, 100% of the juice was settled and racked to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill 500l barrels.   10 months barrel ageing on the lees for a richer mouth feel and complexity without dominating the wine with oak – respecting the fruit.  Extended post fermentation lees contact lends a mid-palate weight and a creamy texture.

Should this wine age / mature:

Barrel maturation gives the wine potential to develop over 3 – 5 years.

100% barrel fermented and matured for 10 months.  

Technical Facts:

Grape Origin: Stellenbosch
Grape Varieties: Chenin, Chardonnay, Viognier & Semillon
Body:  Medium
Barrel Treatment: 10 months

 

Alc:

13.5%

  Ph:

3.27

  Acid:

5.6 g/l

   Rs:

2.3 g/l

 

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R 267.00 Per 750ml bottle Excluding VAT, Delivery included

R 1600.00 Per case of 6

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