Môrelig Vineyards

Copy of Wightman & Sons The Gentleman & His Small Brother 2018

£23.00
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  • Copy of Wightman & Sons The Gentleman & His Small Brother 2018 - Red Squirrel Wine

Môrelig Vineyards

Copy of Wightman & Sons The Gentleman & His Small Brother 2018

£23.00
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Red | Drink now | Môrelig Vineyards | 2018 | South Africa > Western Cape > Swartland | Cinsaut | Light Bodied, Dry | 13% abv

The Môrelig farm (the name means "morning light") has long grown and supplied grapes for some of the Swartland's most celebrated winemakers but encouraged by these neighbours, Andrew Wightman and more recently joined by his son Brandon began making wine of their own as members of the Swartland Independent movement.

From the outset Andrew’s wines have been made intuitively and naturally, respecting the unique gifts bestowed by some of the finest old vines in the Swartland.

The Gentleman & His Small Brother is named after two differently behaving barrels of Cinsaut, one that behaved like a gentleman throughout and another that, well, didn't! (It mischievously splurged all over Andrew at one point in the fermentation.) The Cinsaut comes from bushvines grown in clay soils on the banks of the Bergrivier. Semi-carbonic maceration on skins for 5 days, pressed, naturally fermented and matured in those old oak barrels. It's a delightfully vibrant, lighter red wine, especially good for lazy summer afternoons.

58 bottle(s) available for next day delivery*

*If you need a bigger quantity and can wait a little bit longer please contact us and we shall do our utmost to squirrel out some extra bottles for you as soon as we can.