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Savage Wines is a boutique producer of handcrafted wines located in the heart of the City of Cape Town. Unique parcels of vines across the Cape are farmed with great care to produce wines of elegance and finesse, the hallmark of Savage Wines.
New Vintage Release: August 2021
A note from Duncan on this years release:
This year’s release is made up of wines from the 2020 vintage with one 2019 in the form of the Savage Red.
2020 offered a fairly moderate growing season with many of the vineyard parcels returning to almost normal crop levels with the exception of Savage White. We see a welcome return of ‘Never Been Asked To Dance’ and ‘Not Tonight Josephine’ to the range, two great examples of Chenin across a spectrum of styles.
The harvest ran pretty smoothly with good ferments and beautiful fruit forward aromas, all was on track for a pretty normal end to the season. Covid unfortunately arrived and a lot of uncertainty lay ahead for all of us in the wine industry due to the lockdown restrictions. As a result, many of the 2020s spent more time on skins than usual.
The irony is that adversity often brings out the best. We have planned longer skin contact for years and it was Covid that forced our hand. The Reds offer all the perfume one expects from the varieties with a touch more grip and precision. Elegance and purity however remain the cornerstone of our wine philosophy and this year’s release is no exception. While accessible now, the range will deliver for many years to come, ‘Not Tonight Josephine’ in particular is in no hurry.
Production is again limited.
I hope you enjoy the wines.