Savage Wines Savage Red 2021
Savage Wines Savage Red 2021

    Savage Wines Savage Red 2021

    R 385.00



    Grapes sourced from the Langverwagt farm in Kuils River on the
    outskirts of Stellenbosch. Decomposed granite soils overlooking
    Table Bay and False Bay, a perfect home for maritime
    Stellenbosch Syrah. Three parcels of vines, all trellised but farmed
    as a sprawl canopy - a trellised bush vine of sorts. Soils are poor,
    vigour is low and grapes are scarce, all a perfect recipe for
    classically styled Syrah.

    All the fruit is sorted as whole bunches before spontaneous
    fermentation in conical foudre and open top fermenters. 30% of the
    fruit is fermented as submerged cap with regular aeration, the
    balance as a normal fermentation with 2-4 aerated pump overs per
    day. 2-3 weeks on skins is followed by basket pressing and aging
    in old 500L barrels for 13 months. The wine then spends a further
    10 months in foudre prior to bottling.

    2021 is a classic vintage. Obviously I’m slightly biased, but I do
    feel that this wine may be one of the best Savage Reds we have
    made to date. Plums, lavender, cola, violets and the characteristic
    Langverwagt white pepper. The palate is taught and focused
    compliments of the granitic soil tannin structure and a classic
    vintage. A wine that will drink well for the next 10-15 years.