Swartland Winery Limited Release Viognier 2021

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Swartland Winery Limited Release Viognier 2021

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Viognier 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - Spices, dried pear and flowers abound, followed by a sweet floral perfume of ripe tropical fruit. Good follow-through from the nose with complex flavours of violets, dried pear and apricot prominent. Delicate oak lends structure and finesse.


Swartland Winery Limited Release Viognier 2021

A fresh and pungently aromatic Viognier with flavours of
peach, apple and vanilla and a black pepper note on the
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. 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 an average yield of six tonnes per hectare; the quality of fruit is exceptional.
The soil types vary, but Malmesbury Shale dominates, with small patches of granite and
Table Mountain sandstone.
The fruit was harvested from a single vineyard at optimal phenolic ripeness. The grapes
were crushed and the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled
temperatures of 12.5°C, lasting for 12 to 14 days. 20% was barrel- fermented in older
oak and left on the lees for six months where it matured in used 225 litre French oak
barrels, before being filtered and bottled.
A beautifully styled Viognier showing citrus and orange peel aromas, layered with
enticing peach, mango and delicate floral notes. A well-integrated, rich palate, with a
creamy mouthfeel and a fresh, lingering finish.
Viognier 100%

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