Zorgvliet Silver Myn Argentum
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Deliciously black Bordelaise blend from Zorgvliets estate vineyards in eastern Stellenbosch.
East and north-south facing rows on alluvial soil at an altitude of 260m and approximately 10k from the sea. The average age of the vines are 10-11 years old. The blend is lovingly crafted from Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 28%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Petit Verdot 6% and Malbec 2%. Grapes were harvested by hand and berry sorted into stainless steel fermenters. Fermentation commenced spontaneously and was finished with a pure strain. Extraction was done with a combination of punch-down, rack-and-return and pump-over methods. Batches were gently pressed and immediately racked to small French oak barrels and 4500L oak "foudre" where they completed malolactic fermentation. The components were racked three times to clarify and develop the wines. Blending took place after 12 months aging.
This blend from the Bordelaise specialists of Banghoek Valley is brim full of dark, crunchy Cabernet-family fruit with dark curranty corners. The palate finishes long, textural with a touch of hoisin sauce.
Great with barbecued red meats, herby grilled chicken or even thick spicy south east Asian dishes.
Country: South Africa
Grapes: Merlot 59%, Cabernet Sauvignon 19%, Petit Verdot 16%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Awards: 2011 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 - Silver