Zevenwacht The Tin Mine Red 2017
Technical Analysis Characteristics
Winemaker – Hagen Viljoen Type – Red
Main Variety – Shiraz Style – Dry
Alcohol – 14.5 %vol Body – Full
pH – 5.4 Taste – Fragrant
RS – 3.2 g/l
Total Acid – 5.4 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
The wine exudes aromas of smokey black plum and cranberry opening to raspberry and peppery spice. 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.
A delicious wine to be enjoyed now or over the next five years.
56% Shiraz, 31% Mourvedre, 13% Grenache
A hearty stew with root vegetables or a roasted leg of venison served with caramelized onions and a dark cherry sauce.
In The Vineyard
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 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 2nd, 3rd & 4th French oak 500l barrels. The different components were aged for 12-16 months before blending.