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Swartland Limited Release Roussanne 2015

August 25, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 2 Comments
Swartland Limited Release Roussanne 2015

And now for something completely different.

The marketing department at Swartland Winery might be over-reaching itself – the new wines from unusual varieties are pitched as “iconic” – but there’s nothing wrong with what’s actually in the bottle, at least when it comes to the Limited Release Roussanne 2015 which was sent for review (there is also a Mourvèdre and a Viognier).

From bush vines ranging in age between 15 to 25 years old on granite soils, fermentation in tank began spontaneously before inoculation at 18⁰ Balling, the wine spending six weeks on the lees.

There’s a hint of reduction before citrus, pear and white peach as well as dried herbs on the nose. The palate is pure and focused – good depth of flavour, no shortage of freshness, the finish long and intensely savoury. Only 6 000 bottles made. Price: R55 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 92/100.

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2 Comments

  1. KwispedoorAugust 25, 2016 at 1:16 pmReply

    According to Swartland Winery, in SA it’s only available directly from them at this stage, Elias.

  2. EliasAugust 25, 2016 at 12:49 pmReply

    This should then be the biggest bargain of the year? A higher score than Mullineux Schist chenin and 450 bucks cheaper! Where will this be available in retail?

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