Swartland Winery Limited Release Roussanne 2018

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Swartland Winery Limited Release Roussanne 2018

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 2018

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 2017 vintage was characterised by extreme drought but very little disease
pressure which resulted in very healthy grapes and low yields. The wines from 2017
are complex with concentrated flavour profiles.

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 white blend 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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