Spice Route Chakalaka 2018

Spice RouteChakalaka 2018

Product code: 10183
£19.65 inc VAT
Country
Country: South Africa
Area
Area: Swartland
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Winery: Spice Route
Alcohol
Alcohol: 14%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Grape
Grape: Red Blend
Grape %: 27% Grenache/Garnacha , 26% Syrah/Shiraz, 22% Mataro, 11% Carignano/Carignan , 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Tannat
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Country
Country: South Africa
Area
Area: Swartland
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Winery: Spice Route
Alcohol
Alcohol: 14%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Grape
Grape: Red Blend
Grape %: 27% Grenache/Garnacha , 26% Syrah/Shiraz, 22% Mataro, 11% Carignano/Carignan , 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Tannat

Tasting Notes

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.

About the Winery

The Spice Route Winery has been named thus because it was established by the Spice Boys in 1997 in South Africa. The winery was a result of many brains in the South African wine market namely Charles Black from Fairview, John Platter (a journalist by profession),Jabulani Ntshangase from Spier and Gyles Webb from Thelema.

What started as a winery in a small tobacco farm in Klein Amoskuil is now quite close to the Fairview farm and attracts the attention of thousands of wine lovers who visit here. It is equipped with all the modern facilities but still follows the ancient winemaking processes. The wines created here are unique because the fruits are thick, creamy and have a ripe tannin finish. 

These fruits are grown over 110 hectares of vineyards in Swartland’s Klein Amoskuil farm and benefit from the natural resources that it is blessed with in the form of soil and terroir. While most of the wines come from this farm, some of them are also made from grapes grown in the neighbouring farms as well.

The flagship wine of the Spice Route brand is Malabar, made from select varieties of grapes grown in the best of vineyards. The speciality of this wine is that it truly represents the character of the Swartland region. This blend of wine, after being selected from selected barrels, is again put back in the barrels for maturing until it reaches the bottling stage. This maturing stage may take around 2 years, after which the wine is released into the market.

Terra de Bron is another popular series of wines from this label. These are wines made from grapes grown on carefully selected plots with rocky and granite soil. Only small batches of wines are produced in this range. Currently, Spice Route produces three single varietals each of white and red wines.

https://www.spiceroute.co.za

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