Zevenwacht Pre-release The Tin Mine White 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.48
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Ripe and exotic with complex aromas of dried yellow fruits, citrus and subtle oak spice. The palate shows leesy complexity with concentrated fruit and a juicy finish that lingers.


Ageing Potential

The wine has the potential to age for 3-5 years and will gain more complexity and richness over time.


Blend Information

43% Chenin, 37% Chardonnay, 18% Roussanne, 2% Viognier

Food Suggestions

Delicious with full flavoured grilled fish, sumptuous lobster and avocado salad or creamy chicken dishes.


In The Vineyard

The vineyards for the Tin Mine White all come from our Zevenwacht property on the Polkadraai Hills ward of Stellenbosch. The soils are decomposed granite with varying amount of structure and clay in the subsoils and the slopes are South to South West facing with altitudes between 200-350m.


About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested at 22 – 23,5 ºBrix depending on varietal and site.

In The Cellar

After whole bunch pressing, the juice was settled and racked to a combination of 500l French Oak barrels for fermentation. The wine spent 10 months barrel ageing on the lees for a richer mouth feel and underwent partial malolactic fermentation.

10 months, 20% 1st Fill, 20% Concrete egg, 60% Seasoned oak.


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, Hagen Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.


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Zevenwacht Pre-release The Tin Mine White 2020 Hagen Viljoen Chenin Blanc

Tel: +27.219005700 Email: info@zevenwacht.co.za Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, 7579