2018 The Drift Estate ‘Moveable Feast’

£20.80 / Per Bottle

Showing distinctive Drift Estate aromas of mulberry, blackberry and plum interwoven with garden herbs and fynbos floral notes, this wine stands for the signature of this estate.

78 in stock

Varietals
Syrah, Tannat, Malbec & Touriga Nacional

Winemaker’s notes

  • Viticulture

All vineyards lie between 390m and 550m above sea level. Because the vineyards face in various directions, with various row directions, we have been able to embrace the complexity of our farm, and so transfer that soul into the wine.

  • Vinification and Winemaking

Each vineyard was hand picked at optimal phenological ripeness, then gently destemmed to individual open top fermenters and cold soaked for 6-10 days. 15-20% whole clusters were kept. Natural fermentation lasted 5-7 days, free run was drained directly to barrel and the skins pressed using a traditional basket press after 10-14 days of post fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in barrel. The individual batches were racked between 2 and 4 times. Each individual barrel is tasted and multiple blending trials were conducted to craft this Estate blend. Bottled 27 September 2019.

  • Tasting Note

Showing distinctive Drift Estate aromas of mulberry, blackberry and plum interwoven with garden herbs and fynbos floral notes, this wine stands for the signature of this estate.

Go Complex – a wine with so much going on! It loves complex dishes with different textures and flavours – from hearty lamb stew to spicey Bouillabaisse. Slow oven-baked aubergine, garlic and parsnip medley bring out the nuanced, layers of black fruit and mountain herbs in the wine.

Can be enjoyed now or will benefit from further cellaring for 5-10 years.

Tim Atkin SA Report 2022 91
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 Bronze – 88

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