SPICE ROUTE Chakalaka 2017 Bottle - VEG/VGN/SUS
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Swartland | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Full 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 27% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 22% Mataro, 11% Carignan, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% 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. This wine is deep ruby in colour. On the nose, aromas of clove and subtle white pepper mingle with juicy blackberry and plum fruit. Full-bodied and rich, the palate displays well-integrated oak and smooth, structured tannins. Chakalaka, a Zulu word that implies togetherness, refers to a South African blend of spices, used to add flavour to local dishes. This wine is inspired by the unique combination of flavours.