Educational Range: Carignan 2007Carignan 2007 - Swartland The Story
This is a single cultivar wine. 100% Carignan 2007 and forms part of the Spaniard Educational range... In August 2009, I released a wine called the Spaniard. The Spaniard is a blend of 42% Mourvedré, 24% Carignan, 24% Grenache and 10% Cinsaut. An unique wine, which I personally feel was a breakthrough for BLANKbottle in terms of innovation. After the first bottling I had enough wine left in barrel for a second bottling. I then had a choice: I could either bottle a second batch along the same lines as the first Spaniard or I could go for something very different. In my opinion, each of the components is exceptional and of the best expression of that specific cultivar that I’ve tasted. Besides that, I know it’ll get you talking! So I’ve bottled each of the cultivars separately, by hand straight from barrel, unfiltered and unfined. I ended up with four very limited batches of wine I now call: the Educational Range, parts 1 – 4. Initially my plan was to expose you to and teach you the differences in each of these eccentric varietals. Now, after six months in bottle, these wines have matured and grown into four spectacular wines in their own right. I know that the whole is suppose to be better than the sum of the parts, but trust me in this case: each part is spectacular - The Carignan, Mourvedré, Grenache and the Cinsaut. This is “The Carignan 2007” (only 400 bottles available)Technical InformationVintage: 2007How to order
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