Alchemy Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Blend 2013, niche, but perfect for winter

Alchemy SMG (Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Blend) 2013
Alchemy SMG (Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Blend) 2013

A cozy fireplace, good friends, soul food and a bottle of Alchemy SMG (Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Blend) 2013 – the hallmarks of the perfect winter setting. What more could you ask for?

The Syrah provides the sturdy structure of the blend and is sourced from stony Stellenbosch soils, with a deep clay under layer, making life tough for this hardy grape variety.  The Grenache from Wellington gives a strawberry bouquet and is seamlessly soft on the palate. The Mourvedre is also from Stellenbosch and lends a beguiling silky mouth feel to the blend. This superb wine created by cellar master and Cape Winemakers Guild member, Carl Schultz, and his team, can be enjoyed on its own or served with a delicious home made hamburger. Available in a screw cap bottle with an elegantly designed label the wine is vibrant and youthful – ideal for any occasion.  An easy everyday drinking wine yet with the guarantee of quality craftsmanship. Perfect for the entry-level wine consumer as well as wine aficionados preferring interesting blends.  Available from most retail outlets nationwide at R65 per bottle.

The Alchemy Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Blend 2013 is part of a range designed as an addition to Hartenberg’s current classic wines, which focuses on single cultivars, as well as the art of blending. Proving to be growing in popularity with wine consumers, blends allow wine makers to be more experimental with their offerings. The versatility of this range allows the winemaking team to change the blends from vintage to vintage as they select only the best rare pockets of vineyards with which to work their magic. The Alchemy White Blend 2014, Alchemy Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013 and Alchemy Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc Blend 2013 complete the range.

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Hartenberg Wine Estate is recognized globally as a leading wine producer with a number of sought after awards to add to its credibility. These include the prestigious title of Best Shiraz in the World in 2008, a Gold Medal for Merlot at 2014 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, International Trophy (best Bordeaux Varietal) for Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards, two Gold medals at the 2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition, as well as a 5-star rating in the Platter’s South African Wine Guide by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2015.

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