2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault

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2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault
2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault
2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault
2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault
2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault
2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault
2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault
2019 Marras Shiraz Cinsault

Tasting Notes 

Nose

Showing complex aromatic nuances of rose petals, violets and sappy grilled herbs. 

Palate

The palate is supple and fleshy yet also displays a weightless concentration of red berry fruit, plum spice and savoury woodsmoke.

Winemakers Notes

Handpicked grapes, cooled overnight. 10% whole bunches. Grapes were cold soaked and partially natural fermented while minimal extraction was done. Maturing separately in older oak barrels.

Vineyards

If you can talk to a grape, it will tell you that the Piekenierskloof region is the ideal spot for a tough top class wine-producing grape, as it’s exposed to extreme conditions. Piekenierskloof is the mountain pass between Piketberg and Citrusdal, over the Olifants River Mountains. With warm inland temperatures rising from the Swartland during the day and cool Atlantic sea breezes rolling in overnight, these grapes grow in a dryer soil with just enough water to produce grapes that add depth and complexity to every single sip. 

The Region

The Swartland begins some 50 kilometers north of Cape Town and consists of the regions between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling in the west, Piketberg in the north and the Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel in the east. It is so called because of the endemic Renosterbos that appears dark mainly when it rains in winter. The Swartland area is mainly known for wheat, but the crown prince in this area is the small concentrated berries of the vines that produce well-balanced and exceptionally ripe and deep-flavoured wines.

Specifications

Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Cinsault, Shiraz
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
14% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring 2019 - 2024
Features Vegan & Vegetarian approved
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Duck, lamb and mushrooms
Origin Swartland
Appellation WO Swartland