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2019 `Chakalaka` Swartland Spice Route

Full Body Red

The 2019 Chakalaka from Swartland’s Spice Route is a South African red wine masterpiece. A blend of diverse grape varieties, it harmoniously melds rich flavors of dark fruits, spices, and a hint of chocolate. This expressive vintage encapsulates the essence of the Swartland terroir, delivering a truly captivating experience.

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About this wine

Embark on a sensory voyage through South Africa’s Swartland region with the 2019 Chakalaka from Spice Route Winery, a red wine that epitomizes the art of blending and the rich tapestry of the Swartland terroir. Crafted with passion and precision, Chakalaka is a blend of diverse grape varieties that harmonize to create a wine that is both bold and nuanced.In the glass, the Chakalaka 2019 exhibits a deep, inviting ruby color, foreshadowing the complexity that awaits. The nose is immediately captivated by an aromatic dance of dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, interwoven with warm spices, hints of black pepper, and a subtle undertone of chocolate. This aromatic symphony reflects the diverse grape varieties used in the blend and the influence of Swartland’s unique terroir.On the palate, Chakalaka unfolds with a velvety texture and a full-bodied presence. The dark fruit flavors take center stage, offering a medley of ripe blackberries, plums, and a touch of cassis. The spice notes, reminiscent of cloves and black pepper, add layers of complexity and contribute to a lingering, satisfying finish. The judicious use of oak aging introduces subtle nuances of vanilla and a hint of chocolate, enhancing the overall structure of the wine.What distinguishes Chakalaka is its celebration of diversity. The blend includes a variety of grapes, each contributing its unique character to the final composition. This approach allows the winemaker to showcase the best qualities of each grape, resulting in a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.Chakalaka 2019 is a versatile companion to a range of dishes, from grilled meats to hearty stews. Its bold yet balanced profile makes it suitable for both casual and celebratory occasions, offering a taste of Swartland’s terroir and the skillful craftsmanship of Spice Route Winery in every sip.In conclusion, the 2019 Chakalaka from Spice Route is a testament to the richness and diversity of South African winemaking. It invites wine enthusiasts to explore the vibrant flavors and captivating nuances that define Swartland’s terroir, creating a truly immersive experience that reflects the heart and soul of this renowned wine region.

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