SPICE ROUTE Chakalaka 2016/17 Bottle (Mourvèdre,Syrah,Grenache,Carignan)
Red Still Wine | South Africa | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petit Sirah, Syrah/Shiraz, Tannat
Chakalaka is Spice Route's signature wine. The vineyards are planted on deep iron-rich clay soils, farmed without irrigation. The varieties Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Petite Sirah and Tannat were selected for their suitability to the Swartland growing conditions, blended to express place before grape. The name is derived from a spicy South African relish which is similarly a fusion of different flavours.
Deep ruby red. Aromas of clove and subtle white pepper followed by plum with hints of elegant spice. A luscious and rich palate followed by smooth, integrated oak and well balanced tannins.