Survivor Pinotage 2019 Swartland


Characteristics:
Swartland grapes grown on low-yielding vineyards. Cool sea breezes keep temperatures lower in the hot summer months. Hand harvested & 15 months barrel maturation on 95% French and 5% American oak. Hearty fruit flavours including dark cherry and plum, complemented by elegant spice notes and cedar. Long finish.

Food Pairing:
Roasted meats, game, gourmet burgers or a traditional South African bobotie. When choosing vegan, go for lentils, beans, risottos combined with aubergines or mushrooms.

About this winery:
Survivor is a boutique winery which produces premium wines. Chardonnay grapes are sourced from cool climate region Elgin, close to the Atlantic Ocean, where the combination of climate-moderating factors give slower ripening and thus more-balanced wine with great complexity. The Pinotage and the Chenin bushvine grapes grow in the premium dry Swartland region, where the dominant soil is shale with pockets of granite and farming techniques are irrigation-free. Bush vines dig deep and give concentrated flavours in the grapes. The Nguni pictured on the label are a well known cattle breed in Southern Africa and regarded as a status symbol by the Zulu tribes.



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