A stunning blend of the fresh with the rich. Made mostly with ripe grapes fermented in stainless steel (and 2 months in Qvevri), but blended with a small portion of botrytised, barrel fermented fruit. Peach, tropical fruits and minerality with a touch of richness and honey. Gorgeous.
Charles Back was a pioneer in the Swartland when he started Spice Route in 1998. “Without [Charles]…the Swartland would still be regarded as a rural backwater” wrote Tim Atkin. Today, the region is the source of many of South Africa’s outstanding wines, yet Spice Route remains one of the best and most credible producers in the region, due largely to the fact that they own their own vineyards.