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Rall, Red 2017

R310

60 in stock

Notes

75% Syrah, 15% Carignan and the rest Cinsault and Grenache

Rall wines was established in 2008 and is owned and run by young independent winemaker Donovan Rall. He found his inspiration in that Swartland for the Mediterranean varietals and the dream of making these unique and natural styled wines under his own label from these scattered old vineyards was born.

Donovan Ralls’s dedication to his vineyards is evident in these new releases. 2018 was a difficult vintage, especially in the Swartland, so for this reason he spent time every day in the vineyards all the way through to harvest. Donovan says how this was the only way he could stay on top of picking time. Tasting through his latest releases, I was impressed with their reigned-in nature and sense of detail. The Rall Red 2017 and Rall White 2018 are his most defined and best yet. From the 2017 vintage, this Rall Red is significantly more structured and serious in style than previous iterations. There are drier, firmer tannins that will require 3 – 5 years before broaching. A different kettle of fish all together!

Tasting notes:
'Bottled earlier than previous vintages to preserve fruit. Some reduction and quite earthy character before red and black fruit, herbs, pepper and spice. Full bodied with fresh acidity and firm tannins, this has a slightly rustic quality about it although it certainly isn’t short of flavour. Sweet upfront but very dry on the finish.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

75% Syrah, 15% Carignan and the rest Cinsault and Grenache

Rall wines was established in 2008 and is owned and run by young independent winemaker Donovan Rall. He found his inspiration in that Swartland for the Mediterranean varietals and the dream of making these unique and natural styled wines under his own label from these scattered old vineyards was born.

Donovan Ralls’s dedication to his vineyards is evident in these new releases. 2018 was a difficult vintage, especially in the Swartland, so for this reason he spent time every day in the vineyards all the way through to harvest. Donovan says how this was the only way he could stay on top of picking time. Tasting through his latest releases, I was impressed with their reigned-in nature and sense of detail. The Rall Red 2017 and Rall White 2018 are his most defined and best yet. From the 2017 vintage, this Rall Red is significantly more structured and serious in style than previous iterations. There are drier, firmer tannins that will require 3 – 5 years before broaching. A different kettle of fish all together!

Tasting notes:
'Bottled earlier than previous vintages to preserve fruit. Some reduction and quite earthy character before red and black fruit, herbs, pepper and spice. Full bodied with fresh acidity and firm tannins, this has a slightly rustic quality about it although it certainly isn’t short of flavour. Sweet upfront but very dry on the finish.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

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CE 92

Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

Red

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