Atlas Swift Shelter Tempranillo (2021)
Indulge in the deep layers of black cherry, dried figs, cocoa, tar, and cedarwood aromas, accompanied by refined undertones of dill and rose petals. Complex tannins provide a robust backbone to this sumptuous wine.
This fruit-forward wine delivers an opulent flavor bouquet of red currants, dried apricots, and anise seed. With its lush, juicy character and lingering notes of ripe red berries on the finish, it’s a truly delightful wine to savor.
Tasting Notes (PDF)
Winter was colder than usual, with heavy rains, which helped to restore some of the drought-damaged water tables. A later and cooler season resulted in slow, but even ripening of a somewhat larger and outstanding quality wine grape crop.
Only the healthiest berries from hand-harvested grapes made it into the small, open-top fermenters where they were fermented on the skins. During fermentation, pump-overs were performed twice a day to extract the ripe, round tannins and the maximum amount of colour pigment. To ensure that the fruit is the main attraction, the wine was aged in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels in order to limit the influence of oak-derived characters.
Winemaker: Martin Smith
Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Age of Vines: 6 years
Irrigation: Supplemental / drip
Soil Type: Ferricrete (Koffieklip)
Production Volume: 1726 x 750ml
Ageing Potential: 6 to 8 years from vintage
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