About the Vineyard:
Silver MYn wines come from the Zorgvliet Estate in Banghoek Valley, a small subregion just 4 miles outside of Stellenbosh. The area is home dangerously steep land and you can still find leopards in the mountains. Grapes are grown on the dangerously steep slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in vineyards that are among the highest in Stellenbosch. You can even still find leopards in the mountains. The folks at Zorgvliet can handle it, though. In fact Zorgvliet, pronounced ‘Sorg-fleet’ means ‘no worries’. Winemaker Bernard Les Roux has been making wine since 2001. He has worked vintages around the world, from California at Chateau Montelena, to South Africa working with Hamilton-Russell, Tokara, Vilafonte and Nobel Hill before taking over the reigns at Zorgvliet in 2013. When not in the vineyard or making wine you’ll find him playing his guitar, surfing, playing cricket, sailing or with his family.
About the Wine:
Grapes were hand harvested into stainless steel fermenters where fermentation commenced naturally and was finished with a pure strain. Malolactic fermentation took place both in small French barrels and 4500L oak vats. Blending took place after 12 months aging.
Food Pairing : Roast chicken, duck or lamb stew. Also with meaty pizza or pasta.
16% Cabernet Sauvignon
14% Cabernet Franc
6% Petit Verdot
Plum and cinnamon spice on the nose, black cherry and mulberry fruit on the palate along with spice, and a well integrated, firm tannin structure. A fruit forward and silky wine for everyday drinking.