Zevenwacht Tin Mine White 2016/17
A superb versatile blend of Chenin, Chardonnay and Viognier which, in a varietal dominated world, wonderfully demonstrates the old maxim that the total is greater than the sum of all the parts. Ripe and exotic, a distinctive, spicy wine that is rich and subtly oaked, with a slight aroma of roasted almonds. The Chardonnay gives superb lime citrus flavours and the Viognier lends a delicate perfume of dried peaches and apricots while the Sauvignon Blanc punctuates the palate with concentrated pungency.
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The name 'Zevenwacht' is derived from Dutch meaning 'Seven Expectations' Situated on the Stellenbosch Wine Route and owned and managed by the Johnson family. Two prime farming locations supply the Zevenwacht winery. 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.