Swartland Winery Limited Release Viognier 2019

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Swartland Winery Limited Release Viognier 2019

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 2019

A fresh Viognier with aromas of peach and vanilla and a
creamy texture.

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 2018 vintage was characterised by extreme drought but very little disease on the
grapes, thus ensuring very healthy grapes and low yields. This all contributed to
complex and 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. 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 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 beautifully styled Viognier showing citrus and melon aromas, layered with enticing
notes of stone-fruits. A full mid -palate of peaches, white stone fruits and citrus
envelop the succulent texture and complete the lingering, zesty aftertaste. A wine full
of finesse.

Viognier 100%

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