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Idelia 2011, Swartland Winery

Idelia 2011, Swartland Winery
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Producer:  Swartland Winery
Grape Varieties:  Pinotage 35%, Shiraz 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 29%, Merlot 1%
Optimum Drinking:  Within 8 years
Wine Style:  Complex rich red
Alcohol by Volume:  14.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  South Africa

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Idelia 2011, Swartland Winery

Tasting Note

An intense brick red colour gives way to a complex and forthcoming nose with earthy aromas of forest floor, lively black berry fruit and sweet scented violets. This is a complex wine with sweet scented floral aromas, spices and vanilla backed by lively berry fruit. Full, rich and voluptuous, with firm yet refined tannins, beautiful oak integration and an excellent balance between fruit, tannin and wood. Lingering finish.

Producer Note

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 could not be greater. But right now, Swartland is the most exciting wine region in South Africa. A new wave of winemakers are making ground-breaking 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, and have created a unique, distinctive and expressive wine range that has been masterfully blended for the UK palate.

Vintage

The 2011 vintage was typified by drought during the growing season, which significantly reduced yields but transpired in remarkable concentration in reds.

Vineyard

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.

Serving Suggestion

Enjoy with authentic Italian pasta, red meat dishes with rich sauces or roasted lamb made in the same way this wine was created, with love and expert care.

Grape

Pinotage 35%, Shiraz 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 29%, Merlot 1%


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