Charles Back was a pioneer in the Swartland when he started Spice Route in 1998. Today, the region is the source of many of South Africa’s outstanding wines, yet Spice Route remains one of the best and most credible producers in the region, due largely to the fact that they own their own vineyards. Spice Route’s 100 hectares of vineyards are situated in Malmesbury and Darling. The former, all bush trained on Malmesbury shale and red clay subsoils (the clay ensures the vineyards are dry grown), give the Grenache and Mourvèdre the intensity of fruit that makes this region so exciting. Winemaker Charl du Plessis has been with Charles for 15 years, and knows the region intimately. The winemaking is ‘hands off’, as Charl is keen to capture the flavours and structure of the outstanding fruit he has grown.
This wine has aromas of black cherry infused with cardamom and nutmeg on the nose. Intense fruit on the palate, is balanced by savoury character. It is medium bodied with nicely tempered oak. Although delicious now this wine will cellar and develop nicely for 5 years.
Country: South AfricaRegion: SwartlandColour: RedGrape: MourvedreVintage: 2015Bottle Size: 75clBottle Retail Price: £12.95
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