Named after the Swallows that return each year to breed in the cellars at Natte Valleij. The Swallow Blend is a testing field for new vineyards that we have selected to work with. Before we release them under the Natte Valleij name, they need to first prove themselves under the Swallow label.
Coastal Region,South Africa,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Cellar
Aged for 18 months in small French Barrels an eclectic blend of Syrah, Chenin Blanc and Cinsault.
In The Vineyard
Blended from four different wine growing regions from bush vines high against the Bainskloof Mountains to vines high in the Stellenbosch hills. A blend of 76% Syrah, 17% Cinsault, 7% Chenin Blanc.
"A truly delicious blend of 76% Syrah, 17% Cinsault, and 7% Chenin Blanc, this wine is famously inspired by a pair of swallows that return to the Natte Valleij cellar to next year after year in the majestic beauty of this Stellenbosch winery. The aromatics are beautifully perfumed, intense and precise with piercing notes of Parma violets, cherry blossom and alluring hints of lavender intertwined with sweet scented notes of red cherry, candied strawberry and Turkish delight. A medium weight in the mouth, this supple, delicately fleshy red shows impressive balance and harmonious depth with a striking intensity of raspberry boiled sweets, tart red cherry, and tart plum. This is more Vin de Soif than broody, serious Syrah and it’s all the better for it. Drink now and over the next 3 to 5+ years." (94/100 Greg Sherwood MW)