Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Merlot 2021

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Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Merlot 2021

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Merlot 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - A wonderfully complex and forthcoming nose delivers aromas of forest floor, crushed leaves, deep ripe black cherries, plums and raspberries, enhanced by a hint of vanilla. The deep fruit flavours are echoed on the palate and are enveloped in earthy and spicy notes. Balanced, with integrated oak and a moreishly soft finish. 

Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Merlot 2021

Aromas of forest floor, black cherries, plums and
raspberries are enhanced by a hint of smoky vanilla.
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.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness, cold soaked for three days
after and then inoculated with selected yeasts. Fermentation took place at 26°C with
four to six pump overs per day to optimise flavour and colour extraction. After the
fermentation, the wines were filtered and bottled to ensure freshness.
Tasting Note
A wonderfully complex and forthcoming nose delivers aromas of forest floor, crushed
leaves, deep ripe black cherries, plums and raspberries, enhanced by a hint of vanilla.
The dark fruit flavours are echoed on the palate and are enveloped in earthy and spicy
notes. Balanced, with integrated oak and a moreish, soft finish.
Grape
Merlot 100%

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