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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Cape of Good Hope Western Slopes
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16½/20

Cape of Good Hope Western Slopes 2013

Swartland, Coastal Region, South AfricaThis is a delicious mix of shiraz, mourvèdre and petit syrah out of Swartland’s Riebeeksrivier sub-app. I love the balance and vitality here and the pureness of the black fruit. Notes of blackberries and ripe black plums dusted with black pepper swell the glass along with impressive mouthfeel. This is special for the price. This farm that dates to the 1700s is situated on the slopes of the Riebeek Kasteel mountains on the Malmesbury side with southern and western exposures. The first vineyards that were planted at Riebeeksrivier were Chenin Blanc in 1972 and Pinotage in 1973, though neither are still produced. Today the farm is part of the Anthonij Rupert Wyne portfolio and concentrates on Rhône cultivars. Syrah, roussanne, viognier, durif, mourvèdre, grenache noir, carignan and marsanne were planted from 2007 onwards, with some trellised as bush vines.Tasted: 01 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 25.00 private wine shops Producer: Anthonij RupertDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Shiraz - Mourvèdre - Grenache - Carignan - Petite SirahUPC: 6009803752165