Swartland Winery is located the most exciting wine region in South Africa. 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 couldn’t be greater. 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, so we have joined forces with them to create a unique, distinctive and expressive wine range that has been masterfully blended for the UK palate. We think something this good, is definitely worth talking about!
A wonderfully complex and forthcoming nose delivers aromas of forest floor, crushed leaves, deep ripe black cherries, plums and raspberries, enhanced by a hint of vanilla. The dark fruit flavours are echoed on the palate and are enveloped in earthy and spicy notes. Balanced, with integrated oak and a moreish, soft finish.
An expressive Chenin Blanc, showing vibrant aromas of ripe passion fruit, guava and pineapple, underpinned by refreshing citrus notes. Well balanced with a full, fruity palate and a refreshing minerality on the finish.
This soft easy drinking wine with its fresh black and red berries, has hints vanilla and cloves on the nose. Oozing with red berries, black spice and well-rounded tannins on the palate, it is balanced with a lingering finish.
An easy drinking Syrah, full of ripe brambly fruits accompanied by white pepper spice and a dash of cinnamon. Layers of dark berried fruit, rich mulberry and well integrated smoky tones carry through to a pleasing finish.
Upfront tropical fruit and citrus aromas complement each other, with a hint of butterscotch. A well balanced wine with great complexity, the rich and ripe fruitflavours, linger pleasantly on the finish.
Ripe mulberry and fresh raspberry flavours upfront followed by seamless soft oak nuances. Good follow-through of the fruit flavours onto the palate, complemented by soft tannins and a long, smooth finish.
A beautifully styled Viognier showing citrus and orange peel aromas, layered with enticing peach, mango and delicate floral notes. A well-integrated, rich palate, with a creamy mouthfeel and a fresh, lingering finish.
Bursting with citrus, melon and layered with enticing stone fruit aromas, follows through to the palate with peaches, stone fruit and citrus flavours, complemented by a creamy mouth feel. A full bodied style with a lingering, zesty aftertaste.
A forthcoming, complex nose with an earthy bouquet of spice, white pepper, violet and an earthy smokiness complemented by red berry fruit. This beautifully full and complex wine delivers lively red berry fruits, firm tannins and good oak integration with a well balanced finish.
Inviting aromas of orange blossom and citrus note lead to a full, rich palate with spicy tones. The lush tropical fruit flavours are underpinned by beautifully integrated oak through to a long, butterscotch finish.
This wine with its intense dark colour, has an enticing nose of mocha and chocolate with dark berry flavours, which follow through onto the palate and are complemented by spicy undertones. A soft mouthfeel that lingers on the palate.
This 100% Carignan delivers aromas of dried cranberry and raspberry complemented by hints of liquorice and baking spice. Rich and smooth on the palate, the elegant tannins frame the fruit through to a hint of graphite on the finish.
A delicate but complex nose with a bouquet of tropical fruit, a hint of green pepper and ripe figs. A refreshingly crisp palate with upfront fruity flavours of gooseberries, melon and more juicy tropical fruits on the lingering finish.