Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Granite Rock Blend Red 2019

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Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Granite Rock Blend Red 2019

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - N/A

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - Ripe mulberry and fresh raspberry flavours upfront followed by seamless soft oak nuances. Good follow-through of the fruit flavours onto the palate, complemented by soft tannins and a long, smooth finish.

Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Granite Rock Blend Red 2019

Warm berried fruit with a hint of smoke and vanilla spice
through to a soft and rounded 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 Winemaker's Collection is an expression of Swartland's finest terroir. These wines
are crafted using carefully sourced grapes from site specific vineyards and are
planted in granite rich soils expertly suited to the cultivation of Rhône varieties. The
average temperature range is from 25°C to 35°C and the area has an annual
rainfall of 450mm 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. 80% of the vineyards are small bush vines with an average
yield of six tonnes per hectare; the quality of fruit is exceptional.

An extended cold soak was applied before the fermentation, which took place on
the skins with regular pump overs and aeration. A carefully selected yeast strain was
used during the fermentation, which was maintained between 24°C to 26°C and
followed by an extended skin contact. The wine was stabilised, filtered and bottled
to preserve its fresh character.

Tasting Note
Ripe mulberry and raspberry flavours with a hint of spice are complemented by soft,
rounded tannins and a smooth finish.

Mourvèdre 60%, Shiraz 21%, Carignan 19%

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