SWN - Yellow Label
Blending wine across vintages is less common for red wines such as the SWN than for Champagne or Port where having a NV product is common place. In these regions the blending of vintages is undertaken to ensure consistency across years - the reason we do this for the SWN. Wines such as the SWN that are intended for "everyday" consumption while they are still youthful and fruit driven demand further efforts to ensure consistency. We use the full range of red varietals grown on our Estate Vineyard to again make a vibrant young wine for enjoying now.
The Bordeaux varietals of Merlot and Cabernet sauvignon provide the support and delicate tannin structure of this wine. Coupled with this is the powerful yet elegant fruit of the Rhone varietals - Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache. The juicy fruit and depth of flavor can be likened to the wines of southern Rhone valley in France.
Although this wine is made with a serious mindset it is intended to be consumed at a less serious setting. The Intense red fruits and delicate strawberry aromas flow onto the palate. It is here you see the depth of fruit and subtle tannin structure. This is a wine to enjoy with friends.