Region: Swartland, South Africa
Ageing Potential: Drink now - 2020
Perfect with: This wine pairs well with a wide range of foods as it has great refreshing delicate fruit and a medium body with firm tannin. I think it is a great match for salmon or fatty fish, roasted chicken, pasta dishes or ideal with duck and other game or casseroles or stews
Why you’ll love it:
These grapes come from a single block of vineyards that are harvested together and fermented together in one tank. The grapes are grown together and fermented together and bottled together. The vines are bush vines and un-irrigated that yield an average of 27 HL per hectare. The vines on average are over 15 years old and have passed the adolescent age in the Swartland and are now producing low quantity of grapes and high quality wines. The vineyard is cultivated following organic guidelines without pesticides, inorganic fertilizers or systemic herbicides or fungicides.
Lovely depth and concentration on the nose, succulent red fruits, dark fruits, strawberries, raspberries, black berries combined with scents of wild herbs and spices. Pure, weighty, precise palate. Mineral, long and tight. Fantastic integration with the wood, fruit and tanins. This wine is elegant, opulent and juicy, complex lean and tight. Has potential to go some time in the bottle. Fantastic wine.