This name means "soldier" in Afrikaans, a language spoken in Africa from the Dutch and South. The grapes come from a vineyard planted in grenache located 700 meters of altitude on granitic soils in the region of Piekenierskloof. This wine is not unlike to the Rayas in finesse and texture of mouth. The material is not hyper-concentrée and wine is full of finesse with aromas and flavors of Strawberry and red fruits. It is thin, digestible, elegant and has a superb extension of mouth. The unique climate of this place and altitude are key elements that provide the perfect conditions for ripening in this region. This old vineyard is not irrigated was planted about 708 meters of altitude on the decomposed granite soils exposed to the East. One of the features of this Grenache is its strong bouquet of red fruit aromas and its freshness in the final.
Grape variety: 0%Grenache
TPE of ground: decomposed granite
Altitude: 700 m
Harvest method: manual
Vineyard of origin: Piekenierskloof
Vinification: Fermentation in vats concrete for about a month, pressed walk twice a day and then malolactic fermentation. In casks of wood for about a year.
Robert Parker 95 points: "Old Vine Series Soldaat 2014, my God! If you served me blind I would think it would be a dark Burgundy Pinot! It has a definition and superb transparency, an incredible purity and character impressive undergrowth. The mouth is very accurate and balanced with tannins. On the red berries flavors end on an elegant finale."
|Type of products||Wines|
|Designation||- AFRIQUE DU SUD -|
|Tilte||Swartland - Parker: 95|
|Stock information||Sold out|
|Winemaker||The Sadie Family|
|Volume||75 cl bottle|
|Main style||Complete - Harmonious|
|Main grape variety||Grenache|
|Time to open||2020 à 2030|
|Medal - Guide review||No|
|Tourism / discovery trail||No|