Swerwer,

Red Blend

Cinsault,Grenache Noir,Tinta Barocca,
Coastal Region,South Africa,
2020
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  • Greg Sherwood: 94
  • Jancis Robinson: 17
  • Platter's: 94
  • Tim Atkin: 92

£25.49

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

The Cinsault and Grenache were sourced from vineyards growing on well drained, granite soils. Cinsault was known as the work-horse and of the rare Grenache only very few old vineyards remain. Tinta Barocca has proved itself in the Swartland already for decades and completes this traditional blend. Here it is sourced from a warmer clay–rich vineyard.

This is a wine with natural purity and elegance. It is unbelievably drinkable thanks to Cinsault and Grenache contributing to more than 85% of the blend. Delicate rose petal aromas leads to fresh berry and aromatic fynbos. The palate is loaded with juicy red and dark berry fruit and an earthy edge of pomegranate and black tea. Tinta Barocca completes this classic Swartland blend by adding darker tones and a fleshy and dense structure with gripping tannins, finishing fresh and tight. A unique and charismatic wine, quite pleasurable in its youth, but worth the wait with further aging.

Category: SKU: 955cb567b6e3
In The Vineyard
The Cinsault and Grenache were sourced from vineyards growing on well drained, granite soils. Cinsault was known as the work-horse and of the rare Grenache only very few old vineyards remain. Tinta Barocca has proved itself in the Swartland already for decades and completes this traditional blend. Here it is sourced from a warmer clay–rich vineyard.
"An eclectic blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Tinta Barocca make for a truly delicious Swartland red blend. The deep, dark aromatic base notes of the Grenache and Tinta Barocca are raised out the glass by the delicate rose petal perfumed lift of the Cinsault before more complex notes of cured meats, bramble berries, red cherries, cola and Turkish delight come to the fore. The palate is both compact, concentrated and sleek but also wonderfully light on its feet, enlivened by a mouth-watering red berry acidity, hints of cranberry, wild strawberry and smoky, meaty charcuterie savoury nuances. This certainly is a very impressive versatile red that can be sipped on its own or paired with almost any food dishes. Jasper Wickens is truly a master craftsman and this fabulous red is a tribute to his winemaking skills. Drink now and over the next 3 to 5+ years."- Greg Sherwood MW.
Alcohol:13.2
Sugar:2g/L