Swartland Winery Winemaker's Collection Syrah

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Swartland Winery Winemaker's Collection Syrah

Vintage: 2016

Grape variety: 100% Syrah

From: Western Cape, South Africa

ABV: 13.5%

There's a softness to this wine that belies its hot, South African origins. It's deceptive somehow; relatively high in alcohol, yet not hot, merely lingering; ripe and fruity, yet not jammy or sticky; mouthfilling and voluptuous, yet with surprisingly soft, almost delicate tannins. This is a fabulous wine that tastes as though it has age on it, despite it being a youngster. Try it with any sort of earthy, umami-inclined dish, perhaps a lentil ragu lasagne or a mushroom, roast pepper and Gruyere burger.

In the winery, the grapes were fermented cool to retain the natural fruit flavours. No animal-based fining agents or winery aids were used during the vinification. 

The Swartland region of South Africa is at the forefront of the new wave Cape wine movement. Swartland Winery attempts to showcase the very best of this rugged, unforgiving terroir, crafting an expressive range of wines that typify the zeitgeist of the modern South African wine scene with the aid of vegan-friendly winemaking techniques.