2013 Spice Route Chakalaka
Swartland, South Africa

Juicier than last vintage and every bit as yummy. Earthy dark berries, brown spices and a touch of oak make for a delicious glass of wine and terrific pairing with herb rubbed pork ribs or flank steak, grilled veggies, and even hard cheeses.

2013 Spice Route Chakalaka


$17.99 as part of a mixed case.

Volume Discount
1-5 $19.99
6-11 $17.99
12+ $16.99

12+ bottles available.

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Winemaker's Notes
"50% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 13% Petit Sirah, 8% Carignan, 8% Grenache, 6% Tannat. Intense red-purple in the glass. Initial smoky cloves and savory notes give way to a plum and black cherry nose with hints of intense oak spice. Medium bodied with well-integrated oak and fruit, this wine has a smooth tannin structure and lingering spice flavors."

Technical Notes
" Hand harvested grapes were destalked and lightly crushed and all fruit was fermented in open concrete fermenters ('kuipe'), using Oenoform Rouge yeasts. Manual punch downs were done twice daily during fermentation (Grenache three times daily). The wines were racked off and sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation and further ageing. The wine matured individually in a combination of French and American oak for about 16 months before the blend was made. After barrel selection, the blend matured for further 8 months in old oak barrels. 14% alc."