Swerwer Red Blend 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Swartland
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'This is a wine with natural purity and elegance. It is unbelievably drinkable thanks to Cinsault and Grenache contributing to more than 85% of the blend. Delicate rose petal aromas leads to fresh fruit and earthy fynbos. The palate is loaded with juicy red and dark berry fruit and an earthy edge of pomegranate and black tea. Tinta Barocca completes this classic Swartland blend by adding darker and earthy tones and a fleshy mouthfeel. It also provides firm structure with gripping tannins, finishing fresh and tight. A unique and charismatic wine, quite pleasurable in its youth, but worth the wait with further aging.' – Jasper Wickens, Winemaker

Tasting notes on the 2019 vintage:
'Cinsaut & Grenache forge close partnership in 2019 (49/40), for quiet aromatic homogeneity. Tinta brings forming ripe tannins to the sweet fruit; light touch & freshness sustain it lengthily. More approachable than 2018 (4.5 stars, 94 pts), plenty in store. Understated, delicious.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (95/100)

'Aromatics of cherries, plums, some musk, earth and spice. Medium-bodied with generous fruit, good freshness and quite soft tannins. As smashable as ever, it must be said.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

'Typical of the reds that the Swartland does so well, this is a finely judged cuvée of mostly Cinsault with 52% Grenache and Tinta Barocca. Lightly reductive, with some fresh tobacco notes from partial whole bunch fermentation, it's floral, light and savoury, with redcurrant and red cherry fruit and more tannin than you think. Drink 2022-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 91/100
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Jasper Wickens
Alcohol 13.2%
Body Medium-bodied
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Technical analysis RS: 2.0 g/L | TA: 5.4 g/L
Producer information Jasper Wickens, previously the assistant winemaker at Badenhorst Family Wines, has built up a following in a very short time – and for good reason. This Young Gun has a deft touch and his wines are always measured, typically ‘Swartland’ and, most of all, delicious! He established Swerwer in 2012 and the name, he says, ‘describes the lives of many young winemakers chasing the vintages across the globe.’
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