Zevenwacht The Tin Mine Red 2005

Youthful dark, cherry red. The nose bursts out of the glass with ripe mulberries gradually developing in to red berries and vanilla 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.


variety : Shiraz | 59% Shiraz, 16% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Primitivo
winemaker : Jacques Viljoen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.6 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 6.14 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

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

in the vineyard : Zevenwacht is situated on the first rise in topography after the waves of the icy Atlantic Ocean have hit the shoreline of False Bay. The prevailing winds are Southeasterly and gust over the cold water, leaving their signature pervasive cool mistiness in the hills during the summer months. The decomposed granite soils include desirable clay elements that retain moisture during the drier months of ripening, yet, as a result of the prominent gravel fractions, allow for excellent drainage.

in the cellar : This blend has been aged in 20% American Oak and 80% French Oak barrels for 12 months.

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