Swartland Winery Limited Release Mourvèdre 2021

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Swartland Winery Limited Release Mourvèdre 2021

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Mourvèdre 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - This wine with its intense dark colour, has an enticing nose of mocha and chocolate with dark berry flavours, which follow through onto the palate and are complemented by spicy undertones. A soft mouthfeel that lingers on the palate.

 

 

Swartland Winery Limited Release Mourvèdre 2021

A pleasant and inviting nose of wild sage complemented
by smoky blackberry fruit and finishing on a spicy,
peppery note.
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 600 mm, 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. The soil types vary, but Malmesbury
Shale dominates, with small patches of granite and Table Mountain sandstone.
Winemaking
The grapes came from a 100% bush vine vineyard. Harvesting took place at optimal
phenolic ripeness. Extended cold soaking was applied before fermentation took place
on the skins, with regular pump-overs and aeration. Fermentation temperatures were
carefully monitored and kept between 24°C and 26°C. An extended post-fermentation
skin contact extracted the desired level of colour and softened the tannins, resulting in
a soft and rounded mouthfeel.
Tasting Note
An intensely coloured wine with a perfumed nose of mocha, chocolate and dark berry
flavours, which follow through onto the palate and are complemented by spicy
undertones. A soft mouthfeel that lingers on the palate.
Grape
Mourvèdre 100%

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Vintage 2021
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