Survivor Pinotage Reserve 2019 Swartland


Characteristics:
Low-yielding bushvines in Swartland planted on deep red soils with excellent water retention, benefitting optimally from the cool Benguela current sea breezes. Hand harvested in the early morning hours. 18 months barrel maturation on French Vicard & Taransaud barrels. Inky mulberry colour, aromas and flavours of black berry, slate, quince jelly and strawberry. Ripe tannins, super-voluptuous yet balanced. Dry graphite mineral finish. Vegan friendly wines, only 2200 bottles are produced.

Food Pairing:
Baked or fire grilled red meat or ground game, with spicy sauces.

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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