Swartland Winery Limited Release Swartland Carignan 2018

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Swartland Winery Limited Release Swartland Carignan 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Carignan 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - Intense dark ruby red in colour, this 100% Carignan is an exciting and complex blend of mocha chocolate and ripe red fruits, with nuances of spice on the nose. These rich aromas carry through onto the palate, with more vibrant red fruits and mocha undertones, combining with rich, dried peach. The fruit is neatly framed by elegant tannins, completing this complex and balanced wine. 


Swartland Winery Limited Release Swartland Carignan 2018

An intense and well structured wine with notes of dried
fruits and ground coffee complemented by graphite on
the finish.

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 2018 vintage was characterised by extreme drought but very little disease on the
grapes, thus ensuring very healthy grapes and low yields. This all contributed to
complex and concentrated flavour profiles.

The grapes come from 100% old bushvines in the Swartland region. This hot, dry
climate has an average temperature range of 25°C to 35°C and an annual rainfall
of between 450 mm and 600mm, but the altitude of the vineyard, at 300 metres
above sea level, creates a cooler oasis in this arid landscape. The vineyard is
managed using minimal intervention and environmentally friendly farming practices.
The vines are grown in granitic soils, which retain the heat and promote even
ripening of the fruit. These vineyard characteristics combine to produce wines which
are truly expressive of the vibrant terroir.

The grapes were harvested at phenolic ripeness and then cold soaked for three
days. The must was inoculated with selected yeasts and underwent four pump-overs
per day during the fermentation process. Malolactic fermentation took place in
barrel, followed by eight months ageing in second and third fill barrels.

Tasting Note
This 100% Carignan delivers aromas of dried cranberry and raspberry complemented
by hints of liquorice and baking spice. Rich and smooth on the palate, the elegant
tannins frame the fruit through to a hint of graphite on the finish.

Carignan 100%

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