Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - A delicate but complex nose with a bouquet of tropical fruit, a hint of green pepper and ripe figs. A refreshingly crisp palate with upfront fruity flavours of gooseberries, melon and more juicy tropical fruits on the lingering finish. 

Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Sauvignon Blanc 2021

A rounded and easy drinking style of Sauvignon Blanc
with notes of tropical fruit and a hint of refreshing lemon
peel 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!
Vineyard
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 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. 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 very low average yields; the quality of fruit is exceptional. The soil types vary,
but Malmesbury Shale dominates, with small patches of granite and Table Mountain
sandstone.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested when they had reached their optimal phenolic ripeness.
The skins, pips and stems were removed and the juice was fermented at controlled
temperatures of between 13°C to 14°C with aromatic yeast strains. After fermentation,
the wine was stabilised, filtered and bottled to preserve the freshness and the varietal
aromas.
Tasting Note
A delicate but complex bouquet of tropical fruit, green pepper and ripe figs leads to a
refreshingly crisp palate with upfront fruity flavours of gooseberries, melon and juicy
tropical fruit.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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Vintage 2021
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