Swartland Winery Winemaker's Collection Granite Rock Blend 2019
The Swartland Winery have excelled with this tropical fruit explosion of a wine. They have taken four big grape varietals and blended them expertly to produce a delicious wine that is teaming with acidity and balanced beautifully with fruit complexity. This delightful white wine blend is superb value for money with excellent complexity and quality.
Big open skies, arid deserts, the vast flowing landscape, with its unforgiving climate and rugged bush vines, this is wild country, this is Swartland. The contrast with manicured Constantia and oh-so-cool Stellenbosch couldn't be greater. But right now, Swartland is the most exciting wine region in South Africa. A new wave of winemakers are making groundbreaking wines from Rhône varietals and it is part of a revolution that has got everybody talking. The Swartland Winery is producing iconic and award-winning wines in this fashionable and dynamic region. We think something this good, is definitely worth talking about!
The 2015 vintage was memorable for being the driest and earliest harvest in many years. The Swartland region's crop was a smaller harvest than usual, but the smaller and more concentrated berries delivered remarkable quality.
The soil types vary from Hutton, Clovelly, Sandy Fernwood, and Kroonstad, but Malmesbury Shale dominates, with small patches of granite and Table Mountain sandstone. The gravel sub-structure of the soil promotes good moisture retention, essential in this hot, dry climate.
Upfront tropical fruit and citrus aromas complement each other, with a hint of butterscotch. A well-balanced wine with great complexity, the rich and ripe fruit flavours, linger pleasantly on the finish.
Try partnering with cheese platters, or mild chicken and seafood curries.
Chenin Blanc 40%, Chardonnay 20%, Roussanne 20%, Viognier 20%
South Africa. Region: Western Cape
Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 1.4
Contains Sulphites: Yes