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Zevenwacht The Tin Mine Red 2014

VINTAGE:  2014 | 2013 |  2012 |  2011 |

Wine Style: Full bodied
When to Enjoy: A superb dinner accompaniment
How to Serve: Good room temperature of 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: Purple red in colour, with the nose that exudes aromas of violets, dried spices and concentrated black prunes with a slow release of red cranberry 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.
What about the grapes? 52% Shiraz, 42% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre
And the vineyards (terroir): 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.
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 2nd,  3rd & 4th French oak 500l barrels. 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.
Technical Facts: Grape Origin: Stellenbosch
Wine Variety: Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre
Body: Full bodied
Acidity: Medium Acidity
Barrel Treatment: Wooded
Alc: 13.5%    Ph: 3.51    Acid: 5.2g/l     Rs: 4.8 g/l
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