Savage Wines

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Western Cape
South Africa
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Syrah, Touriga Naçional
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 1 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Tone & Backbone
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Tasting Notes
Syrah, Touriga Naçional
Piekenierskloof, South Africa
50% See-RA
Syrah is widely planted throughout the world, but that was not so until the late twentieth century when Syrah was principally grown in the Rhone Valley and, as Shiraz, in Australia. Stylistically, the Palate Character of Syrah can vary depending on ripeness from a rich Round & Fleshy, Tone & Backbone, to a Powerful & Extracted. The flavors and aromas can also vary with a dark, sometimes sweet, fruit character, varying amount of spice, floral, and earth, and smoke, and meaty aromas and flavors.
Touriga Naçional
50% To-REE-Ga Nash-SION-Nell
Touriga Naçional is a red grape variety from Portugal, known for its role in Port and dry red wines. It produces wines with deep color, high tannins, and flavors of dark fruits, spices, and floral notes. Touriga Naçional is often used in blends to add structure and aromatic complexity.
Country / State
South Africa
Western Cape
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Savage Wines


Duncan Savage started making his own wine as a side gig in 2011 while he was still the winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards. In 2016 he decided to focus on his eponymous brand, Savage wines. 

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After establishing his own winery, Mr. Savage purchased grapes from maritime and high-altitude sites that he knew well from his experience at Cape Point. He seeks to pick grapes early while they retain bright acidity, using whole clusters when the stalks are ripe, and practicing gentle extraction before aging the grapes in large oak barrels to help retain the individual character of the terroir. 

The wines of Savage are characterized by energy, restraint, and structure with very complex aromas and flavors that speak to the balance of nature and nurture.