Zevenwacht Tin Mine White consists of 37% Chenin, 34% Chardonnay, 11% Roussanne, 11% Viognier, 7% Semillon.
How it is made:
The vineyards for the Tin Mine White all come from the Zevenwacht property on the Polkadraai Hills ward of Stellenbosch. The soils are decomposed granite with varying amounts of structure and clay in the subsoils and the slopes are South to South West facing with altitudes between 200-350m.
The grapes were harvested at 22 – 23.5º Brix depending on varietal and site. After a whole bunch pressing, the juice is settled and racked to a combination of 500L French Oak barrels for fermentation. The wine spends 9 months barrel aging on the lees for a richer mouth feel and undergoes partial malolactic fermentation.