Swartland Winery Bush Vines Swartland Syrah 2020

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Swartland Winery Bush Vines Swartland Syrah 2020

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - A forthcoming, complex nose with an earthy bouquet of spice, white pepper, violet and an earthy smokiness complemented by red berry fruit. This beautifully full and complex wine delivers lively red berry fruits, firm tannins and good oak integration with a well balanced finish.

Swartland Winery Bush Vines Swartland Syrah 2020

An upfront nose with a bouquet of spice, sweet scented
violets and an earthy smokiness complemented by a soft
and opulent creaminess of flavour with a hint of
chocolate.
Producer Note
Big open skies, arid deserts, the vast flowing landscape, with its unforgiving climate and
rugged bush vines, this is wild country, this is Swartland. The contrast with manicured
Constantia and oh-so-cool Stellenbosch couldn't be greater. But right now, Swartland is
the most exciting wine region in South Africa. A new wave of winemakers are making
ground-breaking wines from Rhône varietals and it is part of a revolution that has got
everybody talking. The Swartland Winery is producing iconic and award winning wines
in this fashionable and dynamic region, so we have joined forces with them to create a
unique, distinctive and expressive wine range that has been masterfully blended for the
UK palate. We think something this good, is definitely worth talking about!

Vineyard
The Swartland name originates from a description of the indigenous "renosterbos" or
rhino bush, which appears to turn black, ("Swart" in Afrikaans), during the summer
months. This hot, dry climate has an average temperature range of 25°C to 35°C and
an annual rainfall of 450 mm and 600mm, but the altitude of these vineyards creates a
cool oasis in this arid landscape. Minimal intervention and environmentally friendly
farming practices are paramount. 80% of the vineyards are small bush vines with an
average yield of six tonnes per hectare; the quality of fruit is exceptional. The grapes for
this wine came from a single vineyard of 100% bush vines with an age range of
between 25 years to 40 years, which are grown at 300 metres above sea-level.
Winemaking
The berries were harvested at optimal phenolic ripeness and then fermented at
temperatures of between 24°C to 26°C. Pump overs and aeration took place during
the first half of the fermentation, which gradually became shorter in frequency and
duration. The wine was influenced by oak during fermentation and post-fermentation
extended skin contact was applied, to extract the desired levels of colour, flavour and
fine tannins. The wine was aged in 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill French oak, medium toast
barrels for 12 months.
Tasting Note
A forthcoming, complex nose with a bouquet of spice, white pepper, violet and an
earthy smokiness complemented by red berry fruit. This beautifully full and complex
wine delivers lively red berry fruits, firm tannins and good oak integration with a well
balanced finish.
Grape
Syrah 100%

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Vintage 2020
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