Duncan Savage, previously the winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards, introduced his own label in 2011 with a goal to produce rock-solid, classic and elegant wines. Through his time at Cape Point, Duncan grew to understand maritime vineyards, which led him to source grapes for Savage wines from maritime and high altitude sites around the Western Cape.
This red is a 89% Cinsault dominated blend with 11% Syrah which come from 39 year old dry farmed Darling bush vines. In the winery it has spent 5 weeks on its skins with 50% whole bunches employed. It then was aged for 10 months in a 2000 litre oval foudre. This wine is extra perfumed with seductive aromatics of crushed rose petals, spring cherry blossoms, dried lavender, red summer berries and an exotic Turkish delight twist.
The palate shows a variety of bright red fruits, cooked red berry notes and a super dense yet supple core. The tannins are fleshy and silky soft. Superbly balanced, subtly piquant and saline, this wine has such a dreamy, creamy finish. A truly profound wine.