Swartland Winery Winemaker's Collection Granite Rock Blend Red

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Swartland Winery Winemaker's Collection Granite Rock Blend Red

Vintage: 2016

Grape variety: N/A

From: Western Cape, South Africa

ABV: 14%

South African red blends are often not as distinct as their famous white blends, but are increasingly on the up. Often comprised of a mixture of French grapes, from Provence all the way to Bordeaux, the best combine oomph and power with a winning structure. This example from Swartland Winery is one such blend, with intense fruitiness balanced with seamless oak nuances and a grippy, lingering tannic power. Try it with an aubergine parmiggiana, or a hearty Tuscan bean stew.

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.