Swartland Pinotage 2021
The history of Swartland Winery dates back to 1948 when the Swartland Co-operative was founded by 15 member farmers in the Swartland region which got its name from Jan van Riebeeck’s description of the land on seeing the indigenous vegetation, ‘renosterbos’, appear black in colour. 2006 saw the converting of the co-op to a public company, now called Swartland Winery.
The vineyards benefit from the constant cool breezes that blow off the Atlantic Ocean; effectively sustaining the many microclimates, while the proximity to mountain ranges adds its own dimension to the physical character of the fruit. Taking the West Coast road out of Cape Town within 40 minutes you will observe hectares and heactares of wheat and grapes stretching as far as the eye can see. You will have reached the Swartland: an area rich in vines and one of the bread baskets of South Africa.
A wine with a deep ruby red colour and flavours of ripe red fruits on the nose with hints of strawberry. This Pinotage is medium to full bodied and well balanced on the palate with a lingering plum aftertaste.
|South Africa, Swartland
|In the next three years
|Baked Ham, Game, Game Birds, Pork