Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.31
RS - 1.9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

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.

Ageing Potential

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

Blend Information

58% Chenin, 34% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier, & 3% Roussanne

Food Suggestions

When to enjoy: On its own or with a meal
How to serve: Chilled
Our meal suggestions: Enjoy on its own or with a meal. Delicious with full flavoured grilled fish, sumptuous lobster and avocadosalad or chicken fillets dressed with a creamy basil sauce. Also a great partnerto Thai food.

In The Vineyard

The Chenin Blanc and Gewurztraminer come from low yielding old vines (37 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.

About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested at 22° - 23.7° Brix depending on varietal.

In The Cellar

This wine consists of 58% Chenin, 34% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier, & 3% Roussanne

After pressing, 100% of the juice was settled and racked to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th  fill 500l barrels. 4 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.

100% barrel fermented and matured for 4 months.


Additional Information

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route is a modern wine farm with a 300 year history. Owned and managed by the Johnson Family, the Estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation as well as conservation of the surrounding indigenous environment. Two prime farming locations provide the grapes for the Zevenwacht winery. The home vineyard on the Estate’s panoramic 450 hectare maritime influenced property, supplies the majority of the grapes. The farm Zevenrivieren, situated at the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, provides winemaker, Jacques Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.


Other Vintages

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Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2017 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2016 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2015 Jacques Viljoen Chardonnay
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2014 Jacques Viljoen Chardonnay
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2013 Jacques Viljoen Chardonnay
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2012 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2011 Jacques Viljoen Chenin Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2010 Jacques Viljoen Chardonnay
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2009 _ Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2009 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2008 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2007 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2006 Jacques Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2005 Chardonnay
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2004 Karl Lambour Sauvignon Blanc
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2003 Karl Lambour Sauvignon Blanc


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