Swartland Winery Limited Release Mourvèdre 2017

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Swartland Winery Limited Release Mourvèdre 2017

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 2017

A perfumed and inviting nose of wild sage
complemented by upfront 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!

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 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

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 skin contact after fermentation 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.

Mourvèdre 100%

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