Swartland Winery Limited Release Roussanne 2020

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Swartland Winery Limited Release Roussanne 2020

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Roussanne 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - Bursting with citrus, melon and layered with enticing stone fruit aromas, follows through to the palate with peaches, stone fruit and citrus flavours, complemented by a succulent mouth feel. A full bodied style with a lingering, zesty aftertaste.

Swartland Winery Limited Release Roussanne 2020

A full bodied white wine showing honeysuckle and ripe
pear flavours over a creamy mouthfeel and with a
lingering, zesty aftertaste.
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 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. 80% of the vineyards are small bush vines with an
average yield of six tonnes per hectare; the quality of fruit is exceptional.
The fruit was harvested from a single vineyard at optimal phenolic ripeness. The grapes
were crushed and the juice was fermented in second and third fill French oak barrels.
The wine was left on the lees for 60 days, adding texture and complexity to the palate;
it was then racked and transferred back to the barrels for further ageing for six months,
before being filtered and bottled.
Tasting Note
A full bodied Rousanne bursting with bright citrus and melon notes layered with stone
fruit flavours over a creamy palate and with a lingering, zesty aftertaste.
Roussanne 100%

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