Red, Ready, but will improve

2012 Savage Red, Western Cape

2012 Savage Red, Western Cape

Red | Ready, but will improve | Savage | Code:  29660 | 2012 | South Africa > Cape Valley > Cape Point | Other Varieties | Medium Bodied, Dry | 13.0 % alcohol


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Scores and Reviews

OTHER - Southern Rhône in styling, 2011's Shiraz/Syrah (62%), Grenache, Cinsaut trio is joined by mourvèdre in subtle harmony for 2012. Intense wafts of aromatic spiciness mingle with piercing bramble, black cherry and plum. Delicious now and for many years. WO W Cape, as for White.
4.5/5 Stars, Platter Wine Guide,, Nov 2014

The Producer



After 11 years producing Platter five-star wines at Cape Point Vineyards, Duncan Savage finally realised his dream of producing his own red and white wine before the age of 35 with his maiden (2011 red, 2012 white) vintage. The wines received high critical acclaim (four and a half stars each from Platter) with Duncan once again in the spotlight as one of the most exciting young talents in South African winemaking. The wines are made with the blessing of Cape Point where he still works as winemaker and viticulturalist.

Duncan’s aim is to produce elegant wines which reflect their terroir and he does this by using fruit from old vines with whole bunch fermentation, minimal intervention and use of old wood, and also amphorae for the Savage Red. Duncan says that the key is to “do as little as possible, as much as you can.” These are exciting new wines to watch on the South African scene, both of them capable of long ageing. Again, availability is limited.

The Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

The Region

Cape Point

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