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Zevenwacht The Tin Mine Red 2012

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety
Shiraz
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
3.1 g/l
TA
5.2 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fragrant

Accolades

2014 International Wine and Spirit Competion - Silver

Tasting Notes

Dark purple red in colour, with the nose that exudes aromas of violets, dried spices and concentrated black fruits with a slow release of mocha and dark chocolate. The palate impresses with density on entry matched with persistent yet supple tannins - a multi layered wine. This texture is perfectly offset by balanced acidity that allows for a remarkable length of finish.

Ageing Potential

A delicious wine to be enjoyed now or over the next five years.

Blend Information

50% Shiraz, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre

Food Suggestions

A superb dinner accompaniment. Serve at good room temperature of 16° - 18° C. Our meal suggestions: A hearty stew with root vegetables or a roasted leg of venison served with caramelized onions and a dark cherry sauce.

In The Vineyard

About the Estate
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.

For the 2012 blend, we used three blending components - Shiraz, Grenache & Mourvedre. 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.

In The Cellar

All cultivars were fermented separately in open punch down tanks. The fermentation temperatures hovered around 26° C peaking at ±28° C. Regular pump overs and punch downs helped with extracting intense colour and soft, pliable tannins. After fermentation the wine was pressed and racked to French oak barrels. The different components were aged for 16 months before blending.

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