Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Syrah 2020

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Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Syrah 2020

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - Aromas of dark berries such as mulberries and plums are complemented by notes of white peppery spice and a dash of cinnamon. The well balanced palate delivers brambly red-berried fruit, rich mulberry notes and beautifully integrated smoky tones that carry through to a pleasing and lingering finish. 

Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Syrah 2020

An easy drinking Syrah full of ripe black fruits and layers of
smoky vanilla spice with hints of dark 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!
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 at
26°C and lasted for seven days, with pump-overs and aeration every four hours.
Following fermentation the young wine was drained and the grapes were pressed.
Malolactic conversion took place, softening the resulting wine. It was then filtered and
stored in stainless steel tank until bottling, retaining its pure fruit character.
Tasting Note
An easy drinking Syrah, full of ripe brambly fruits accompanied by white pepper spice
and a dash of cinnamon. Layers of dark berried fruit, rich mulberry and well integrated
smoky tones carry through to a pleasing finish.
Syrah 100%

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