Swerwer Touriga Nacional 2022


The Paardeberg Mountain rises above the rolling wheat fields on the southern border of the Swartland. Approximately 80km north of Cape Town, the climatic conditions changes to become warmer and drier. Since the 1700’s this region was identified to be superior for the production of fortified wines such as Ports and Sherries, and varieties like Touriga Nacional and Tinta Barocca was therefore already established.

The decision to work with Touriga Nacional came naturally as it is a variety that thrives in hot and dry conditions. The vineyard was planted in 2007 on deep sandy granitic soils with a north westerly aspect. A hot slope, but it still enjoys cool shady mornings as a result of the steep valley. The Touriga fares exceptionally well with great balance in fruit and small bunches with small, concentrated berries bursting with flavour. The grape has a natural high acidity and low pH which is perfect for these climatic conditions.

Small batch natural ferments with mostly whole bunches. Light extractions with one to two punchdowns daily. Early pressing, with a maximum of 5 days on skins post ferment. The result of this is maximum aromatics, and an elegant juicy palate. An 11 month maturation follows in big old seasoned oak barrels. The wine is bottled without fining and only a light filtration.

Winemaker’s comments: “Deep, dark in colour with a purple rim. Rich floral aromas of violets , wild thyme and sweet oriental spice. Complex flavours of blueberry, plum and black forest fruits with a soft but succulent acidity. It is an elegant wine with a velvety density and a defined underlying structure. A wine that reveals the identity of Touriga Nacional with uncompromised character.”

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Based in upper Siebritskloof in the Swartland region, Jasper started his private label in 2012 and focuses on a Chenin Blanc and a Syrah based blend predominantly. Wines with minimal intervention, showcasing exceptional elegance and structure in each and every sip.

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Jasper Wickens