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Hallgarten unleashes 14 wines from South Africa's 'frontier country'

Published:  07 October, 2015

Hallgarten is listing 14 wines from the Swartland region of South Africa.

The wines have been created by buying director Steve Daniel and portfolio director Jim Wilson in collaboration with the winemaking team at the region's Swartland Winery.

There are four tiers on offer. The Founders range has an rrp of £7.99 and comprises Chenin Blanc 2015, Sauvignon Blanc, 2015, Field Blend Red 2015 and Pinotage 2014.

The Winemaker's Collection comes in at an rrp of £8.99 and features Granite Rock Blend White 2015, Granite Rock Blend Red 2014 and Syrah 2014.

Limited Release, at an rrp of £9.99, consists of Viognier 2015, Roussanne 2015 and Mourvèdre 2012.

Bush Vines has an rrp of £12.99 with a line-up of Chenin Blanc 2014, Pinotage 2013 and Syrah 2013.

There is also a limited release 2001 blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache under the name Idelia, meaning nobility.

Daniel said: "This is frontier country and, right now, the most exciting wine region in South Africa.

"It is the home of bush vines and dry-farmed vineyards which use the natural contours of the land and the unforgiving climate to give great fruit: Chenins with unusual depth of flavour, Sauvignons singing with fruit, inky Mourvèdres and juicy, moreish Carignans."

Wilson added: "The buzz about Swartland is huge in the UK just now: incredible winemaking talent and exciting and individual wines - but the reality is that volumes can be limited and pricing premium.

"Not so with Swartland Winery: their flexibility, access to top quality grapes and production capabilities give us the very best this cutting edge wine region can offer, but in a way that meets the commercial needs of the UK market."