Zevenwacht The Tin Mine Red 2018
When to Enjoy:
A superb dinner accompaniment
How to Serve:
Room temperature or slightly chilled, 16-18 degrees
Our meal suggestions:
A hearty stew with root vegetables or a roasted leg of venison served with caramelized onions and a dark cherry sauce.
The wine itself:
The wine has appealing aromas of cranberry, raspberry and plum with hints of peppery spice. The palate impresses with ample dark fruit and subtle tannins that are underpinned with elegant oak use that adds to the structure of the wine.
What about the grapes?
Shiraz 54%, Mourvedre 32%, Grenache 14%
And the vineyards (terroir):
These vineyards are all situated on South westerly and westerly facing slopes ranging in altitude from 100m - 200m above sea level. All the vines are trellised on a seven-wire hedge system that allows for perfect containment of the sometimes vigorous growth habits of the Shiraz and Grenache varieties. Pruned to two-bud spurs, allowing for 16 - 18 bearers per running meter.
How was it made:
All cultivars were fermented separately in open red wine fermenters. The fermentation temperatures hovered around 26° C peaking at ±28° C. Regular pump overs helped with extracting intense colour and soft, pliable tannins. After fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked to 500L French oak barrels with 20% new oak. The different components were aged for 12-16 months before blending.
Should this wine age / mature:
A delicious wine to be enjoyed now or over the next five years.
Grape Origin: Stellenbosch
Wine Variety: Shiraz, Mourvedre, Grenache
Body: Medium bodied
Barrel Treatment: 20% New Oak
Alc: 14% Rs: 2.8 g/l Ta :5.2 g/l Ph 3.51
|Brand Group||Zevenwacht The Tin Mine|
|BlendPercent||Shiraz 54%, Mourvedre 32%, Grenache 14%|
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