Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Pinotage 2020

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Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Pinotage 2020

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Pinotage 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - This soft easy drinking wine with its fresh black and red berries, has hints vanilla and cloves on the nose. Oozing with red berries, black spice and well-rounded tannins on the palate, it is balanced with a lingering finish.

Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Pinotage 2020

This full flavoured and soft wine with its chunky black and
red berries, has aromas of smoky vanilla and cloves
together with sweet spice.
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!

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. Sowing cover crops between the vines provides
protection from the winter rains and also maintains the valuable mineral content,
nutrients and moisture during the hot summers. 80% of the vineyards are small bush
vines with an average yield of six tonnes per hectare; the quality of fruit is exceptional.
The soil types vary, but Malmesbury Shale dominates, with small patches of granite and
Table Mountain sandstone.
The grapes were harvested at optimal phenolic ripeness. Fermentation took place on
the skins with regular pump overs and aeration at controlled temperatures of between
24 and 26°C. Extended skin contact was applied after alcoholic fermentation was
completed, to extract the depth of colour, flavour and structure desired. This wine was
made without oak influence to allow the varietal Pinotage character to be expressed.
Tasting Note
This soft, full-flavoured wine with its chunky black and red berries has subtle aromas of
smoky vanilla and cloves together with sweet spice. Beautifully balanced with a
rounded texture and a long finish.
Pinotage 100%

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