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Bryan MacRobert Field Blend 2014

Red Wines

The red wines we've listed all have a common theme.  Rich powerful tastes associated with the New World (you'll find lots of big and bold black fruits with notes of cocoa, espresso and liquorice) - but they will surprise you.  They have secondary notes you won't expect.  We've got some balsamic, some dried herbs and some crushed red pepper. 

 

This is the vanguard of the new wave of South African wine, and if you like red wine, you've come to the right place.

Bryan MacRobert Field Blend 2014

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Bryan MacRobert Field Blend 2014

26.00

Let's explain the lingo - a field blend is the name for a wine whose grapes are grown, harvested, and vinified together—the blending is essentially done in the vineyard, not in the winery. Shiraz 60%; Mourvedre 15%; Cinsault 15%; Carignan 10%

Plenty of summer fruit compote, wild herbs, cherries and goji berries on the nose, hinting towards something darker - aniseed and supple leather . An almost jewel like core to this wine - seamlessly blended, with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Oh so sophisticated - a real cracker.

 About:

Bryan MacRobert is a born and bred Swartlander, with his family farm based just outside of Malmesbury. Never heard of the Swartland? Well, it may be less famous than Constantia or Stellenbosch, but trust us, this is a magical wine producing area, more rugged than the prior two - warm and dry, home to big skies, mountains, wheatfields, and hectares of rugged old bushvines. Nowadays, Bryan splits his time between life in Rioja, and his home country of South Africa. He aims to make wines that are unique to the soil, climate, vintage and culture of this very special region. As well as working with his family's vineyards, he also selects special parcels from neighbouring farmers that he has close relationships with. All the vineyards are worked organically without the use of pesticides, fertilizers or fungicides. The same high standards are maintained in the cellar - minimal intervention, and a sparing use of oak. 

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