Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2010

July 26, 2011
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment

Zevenwacht's Jacques Viljoen

Stellenbosch property Zevenwacht has such an extended tourism-related offering including a country inn, restaurant, cheesery, banqueting and conferencing facilities, spa, mountain bike and hiking trails that it’s easy to overlook the wine.

I’m tasting the property’s line-up for Platter’s 2012 and can report that there’s plenty of interest. There are in fact 120ha of vineyard on the 460ha property while owner Harold Johnson also owns land in Banhoek. Winemaker Jacques Viljoen began here as assistant to Karl Lambour (now of Constantia Glen) in 2002 and took full charge of the cellar in 2005 and has quietly gone about uplifting the image of Zevenwacht ever since which undoubtedly went through a bit of a dip at the end of the 1990s.

A wine which I like in particular is The Tin Mine White 2010, a blend of 46% Chardonnay, 40% Viognier and 14% Chenin Blanc, the Chardonnay and Viognier fermented in second-fill 500-litre barrels and back blended with the tank fermented Chenin Blanc. Yellow peach on nose and palate, medium bodied with gentle but sufficient acidity, it totally over-delivers at R55 a bottle from the farm.

Tagged , ,

Share this post

One Comment

  1. Shane GordonJuly 26, 2011 at 7:14 pmReply

    This is indeed a very underrated wine and has gained much interest from wine lovers looking for a drop with an interesting flavour profile in the UK. Great with Asian cuisine or on its own at the end of a days hard work on a summer evening.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • October 20, 2017Wine on the River
  • October 24, 2017Veritas Tasting
  • October 25, 2017RMB WineX
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang