Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2018
|Accolades||Top 100 SA Wines - Silver award
2019 Veritas Awards: Silver
Barrel maturation gives the wine potential to develop over 3 – 5 years.
|BlendPercent||60% Chenin, 22% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 8% Semillon|
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 mouthfeel 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.
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. Enjoy on its own or with a meal. Served Chilled.
|Harvest||The grapes were harvested at 22 – 23ºBrix depending on varietal and site.|
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 PolkadraaiHills.
- Range: Zevenwacht The Tin Mine