Duncan Savage, previously the winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards, introduced his own label in 2011 with a goal to produce rock-solid, classic and elegant wines. Through his time at Cape Point, Duncan grew to understand maritime vineyards, which led him to source grapes for Savage wines from maritime and high altitude sites around the Western Cape. These small, hand-selected parcels receive a lot of love and attention throughout the growing season. Each vineyard’s unique terroir contributes in its own special way to the blends. Savage wines are inspired by the great older reds from South Africa and abroad that have stood the test of time, and are made with gentle extraction, minimal intervention, and moderate alcohol.
Perhaps the most classically proportioned of all the Savage reds, this Syrah dominated blend (81% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 8% Cinsault) has a beautifully complex nose of perfumed dried roses, black berries, grilled herbs, cured meats, garrigue, fynbos and dusty granitic minerality.