A red blend of SWARTLAND Grenache, WELLINGTON Grenache, BREEDEKLOOF Cinsaut, ELGIN Pinot Noir, SWARTLAND Chenin Blanc, SWARTLAND Fernao Pirez, STELLENBOSCH Chardonnay and DARLING Shiraz.
Late one night, in November 2017, we were busy with some preparations for a bottling the following day. We had a request from the marketplace. Something we felt we could adhere to – producing a red wine partner for Moment of Silence. Apparently people find most of our range a bit intimidating at first. Moment of Silence does a great job at easing new buyers into the range, but it needed an accomplice, someone in the red wine ranks who could have its back. But although we had the wine, we didn’t have the name yet.
Working in the winery in the evenings doesn’t happen too often (except in harvest), and so this inevitably leads to having a glass of wine whilst working. So there we were, drinking German Riesling, getting all philosophical and having a very relevant debate. Is it possible to be an expert in each and every cultivar if you are making 38 varietals from more than 60 different vineyards – all under the same roof?
The truth is that the idea never was to be a specialist in anything, we just wanted to tell stories – real stories – and the conclusion was that maybe we are simply a Master of None.
Alcoholic Strenght: 13.5 %/vol
Acidity: 4.83 g/l
Reducing Sugar: 1.9 g/l
Free SO2: 31 ppm
Total SO2: 78 ppm
Volatile Acidity: 0.53