The Tin Mine White 2017, Zevenwacht Estate
South Africa / Stellenbosch
Andy's Tasting Notes
If you’re a fan of white Burgundy or Northern Rhone white – try this. It will broaden your outlook without bashing your wallet! Brilliant value.
An exotic, fragrant and delightfully complex white with an aromatic and perfumed personality.
A barrel fermented blend of 66% Chenin Blanc, 25% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier and 4% Rousanne.
Peach, apricot, nutmeg, cream and baked nuts. Refreshing natural acidity give the wine perfect balance. Will age well till 2022.
Price per bottle £10.90
The name ‘Zevenwacht’ is derived from Dutch meaning ‘Seven Expectations’.
Situated on the Stellenbosch Wine Route and owned and managed by the Johnson family are the home vineyards on Zevenwacht’s 450 hectare maritime property and the farm Zevenrivieren at the crest of the Helshoogte Pass. Cellarmaster Jacques Viljoen combines tradition with modern science and the principals of environmental care with passion and creativity to produce wines that are pure, natural and made to be enjoyed.
The slopes of Zevenwacht not only produce wines, but also mark the site of one of the Cape’s most remarkable enterprises – The Tin Mines which operated here in the early 1900’s. The shafts and machinery from that venture remain on Zevenwacht bearing eloquent testimony to this impressive undertaking.
Food matchPan-fried trout with a fennel and cream sauce