Swartland Winery Bush Vines Swartland Syrah 2018

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Swartland Winery Bush Vines Swartland Syrah 2017

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 2017

A flavoursome Syrah full of ripe, red 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 2017 vintage was characterised by extreme drought but very little disease
pressure which resulted in very healthy grapes and low yields. The wines from 2017
are complex with concentrated flavour profiles.
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 wine was drained and the grapes were pressed.
Malolactic fermentation took place, softening the resulting wine. The wine was
filtered and stored in stainless steel tank until bottling, retaining the pure fruit

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.

Syrah 100%

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