Spice Route Chakalaka 2017 R200/bottle x 750 ml
R600.00 – R1,200.00
|Dimensions||32 × 10 × 10.5 cm|
The 2017 Chakalaka consists of 6 grape varieties blended to produce a wine expressive of place. Each variety contributes in a different way to create this exciting wine. The grapes were in the perfect condition to produce top quality wine with good concentrated colours and flavour profile. – Enjoy!” – Charl du Plessis
The vineyards are planted on Richter 99 rootstock. These vines are mainly bushvine planted in deep, iron-rich clay soils with decomposed granite (koffieklip and Oakleaf), and farmed without irrigation. The average yield for these vineyards was between 3.5 and 6 tons per hectare. The varieties were selected for their suitability to the Swartland’s growing conditions, and blended to express the region’s unique terroir.
The grapes were hand-harvested, destalked, and lightly crushed, where after it was fermented in open concrete fermenters (‘kuipe’). Manual punch downs were done during fermentation. The wines were then racked off and sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation and further ageing. Each wine component for the blend was matured in seasoned French and American oak for 12 months before
27% Grenache | 26% Syrah | 22% Mataro | 11% Carignan | 8% Petite Syrah 6% Tannat
A bold wine like this can hold up to the intense South African flavours of slow-roasted meat (lovely with bar