Products tagged “Savage Wine”

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Savage “Never Been Asked To Dance” 2020

Savage Never Been Asked To Dance 2020, "The 2020 vintage releases see a very welcomed return of this old vine Chenin Blanc sourced from 67-year-old dry-farmed bush vines grown on decomposed granite soils. Whole bunch pressed and spontaneously fermented in neutral Stockinger 600 litre barrels, this third release screams its granitic terroir with complex aromatics dominated by notes of crushed gravel, wet grey slate and struck flint. An understated petrichor character that combines with subtle notes of peach stone, toasted almonds and lemongrass herbal nuances. Like most old vine Chenin Blanc grown on granitic soils, this terroir lends quite a severe, austere and minerally taut styling to the palate in the wine’s youth with plenty of wet river pebble stony undertones, crunchy yellow orchard fruits, and refined pineapple pastille notes. The finish is dry and slightly rasping, but shows great persistence and intensity, finishing with last ripples of dried herbs, yellow apple skins, and a mouth-watering saline bite."- Greg Sherwood MW

Savage “Girl Next Door” 2020

"Savage “Girl Next Door” 2020, Grapes from one of the saltiest, windswept 0.38 hectares of organic Syrah vines near Fish Hoek in Cape Town. These 15-year-old trellised vines on sandy gravel soils were originally planted for ornamental purposes. The 2020 vintage once again sees a 50% whole cluster portion included in the natural fermentation. Initially delicately savory and perfumed, the aromatics are fairly restrained showing notes of lavender, cured bresaola, hints of iron, graphite, and piquant plummy blackberry spice. The palate texture is incredibly elegant and fine-boned, showing light touch winemaking, silky soft dry powdery tannins, and a smooth, cool, classical finish revealing blackberry fruits, black peppercorns, and a gentle maritime salinity. A very fine, supple, complete expression of Syrah." - Greg Sherwood, MW