The 2019 Savage Red is a dense, dark, strong red wine from a powerful, concentrated, minerally influenced vintage. On the nose, this red wine has aromas of intense earthy red and black berries, black cherries, pink musk, spicy nuances of cured meat, black olives and a juicy complexity of cedarwood spices. Due to the 70% whole grape fermentation, the palate shows pronounced chalky mineral tannins with lively, fresh, crisp acids from the granite soils. Raspberries and blueberries come to the fore in this dense, powerfully structured wine, which gains in richness and intensity when it slowly unfolds in the glass. Savage Red shows focused power and concentration along with an opulent abundance framed by a stony minerality. A wine with undeniable focus and structure, but also with an excess of seductive charm.
Have a fantastic drink with spicy lamb dishes.
The Syrah, which comes exclusively in Stellenbosch from organically grown vineyards on decomposed granite soils. It always appears one year later than the other wines from the Savage range appear. The grapes are mashed for 2 weeks, of which 70% of the grapes are fermented in whole bundles. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine matures for 13 months in 500 liter wooden barrels and a further 9 months in cone fuder.