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The Drift Farm, Over The Moon, Overberg Highlands, South Africa, 2018

£15.78

Plain and simple this is shit your pants amazing red wine, blended to perfection to give just the most amazingly, shockingly, punch the person next to you in face experience. I know you have nothing to go on here but you will not regret this if you chose to buy a bottle.

Technical Details
Blend: Cinsault 41% | Touriga Franca 20% | Others 39%
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Colour: Red
Style: Still
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: Yes
Biodynamic: No

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Category: - RED, Carignan, Organic, South Africa, Touriga Franca, Vegan, Vegetarian
Tags: Ball Breaking, Brutal, Different, earthy, Elegant, Herbacious, juicy, leather, Life Changing, oak, Organic, Vegetarian

Producer Profile

Driven by a desire to make individual, superb quality wines with exceptional character The Drift wines are carefully crafted by winemaker Bruce Jack using only grapes grown on the farm. The Drift specialises in four wines – a single vineyard Rosé, a single vineyard Pinot Noir, a single vineyard Barbera and a blended red wine from various varieties and vineyard sites on the farm. The vineyards planted are in small, irregular shaped plots to suit the various contours of the land, and the land is organically farmed. In the winery, these plots are fermented separately then married together to find balance and complexity.

Viticulture

The wine industry is littered with nonsensical traditions. Red wine only for meat, white only for the fish is a classic. The exceptions to this are numerous and offer a world of exciting taste opportunities. Cork is another one. In most cases the poor cork isn’t as good a closure for wine as a screwcap. And barrels is another. Far too many winemakers chuck their wine in barrels for the extra flavour, not understanding the historical context of barrels, or their ancillary benefits to the chemistry of winemaking. Often the barrels are new, hellishly expensive and dominate the subtle aromas and flavours of a wine. It’s impossible to argue that a wine shows a sense of place when smothered in oak. That’s why they use older barrels and why with this wine they use no barrels at all.

Winemaking

This wine is made in the same way ancient wine was produced by the Sumerians and Egyptians. From evidence gathered from these old civilizations, The Drift have reimagined what techniques they would have used to make wine. Using this methodology and choosing robust grapes like Tinta Barocca, Shiraz and Grenache we have crafted a unique wine that is true to the ancient world of winemaking.

Oak Treatment

No oak treatment

Tasting Note

A Brave new style of red wine. Crafted from varieties, on the edge of wildness, the aroma can be described as organised chaos. Breathe in deeply because this is the small path less travelled. With aromas of black cherry, basil, rosemary and spice and flavours of ripe plum and dark chocolate the wine surprises with its refreshing acidity and softness (due to a lack of tannin).

Food Matching

It is a great wine to be enjoyed chilled, and goes extremely well with spicy chicken and cashew nut, blackened, salt-backed sea fish and sushi.

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