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Union

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R 500

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

50% Syrah, 37% Carignan, 13% Mourvedre

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

92 Points - Christian Eedes 92 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 15 yrs+
Origin: Western Cape Appellation: Tulbagh

Tasting Notes:

The Union reveals a deep red to black colour with a vibrant and energetic hue. It offers a brooding bouquet of pencil lead, truffle, fruitcake and violets. A very expressive and multi- dimensional nose further reveals aromas of sage, raspberry, red cherry preserve, cola and iodine. Full-bodied and dense, yet incredibly light on its feet. Seamless tannins and a slightly lifted acid structure gives great length and tension to the wine. The Union displays a fantastically youthful and pure – almost innocent – character. A maiden vintage that's set for an exciting future.

Raspberries
Raspberries

Red Cherries
Red Cherries

Sage
Sage

Violets
Violets

The label was created in collaboration by the same artists who designed Pasarene's Marathon and Chardonnay labels. The scene is set in Tulbagh and it carries the message of unification. The two entities of the previous wines, the girl (Mother Nature) and the swift (the Winemaker) finally found a place to be together. The tree in the background takes the role of stability and calmness and anchors them. All labels were hand pressed using an old Heidelberg press.

This is a blend of 50% Syrah, 37% Carignan and 13% Mourvedre. The Syrah is grown on an arid scaly soil, that yields no more than two tons of grapes per hectare. The soil can simply not handle a heavier crop load, the result: a super concentrated and dark wine. The Carignan and Mourvedre grows about 200 metres to the south of the Syrah on a deeper loamy soil and yields a softer more perfumy wine.

The Carignan and Mourvedre is fermented together to complement each other's strengths. The grapes are fermented in concrete open top tanks for about a month. After which the wine is transferred to third and fourth fill barrels to ensure the wines bright fruit integrity.

The wines spend 16 months in barrel and is then bottled and stored for another year in bottle before release.

Food pairing

Consider rich cuts of red meat, well-aged cheese (like Stilton) or wild game.

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