Hover for more Info

Biodynamic WineBiodynamic Wine

Organic WineOrganic Wine


RESOURCES

2016
Intellego
'Kolbroek'
Swartland

2016
Intellego
'Kolbroek'
Swartland

The inspiration for this name comes from a unique breed of pig found in South Africa. The Kolbroek pig is recognized as a traditional and an indigenous breed by the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa. The Slow Food Foundation has also recognized the breed on its "Ark of Taste."

This 100% Syrah might have the name of a pig, however it can be as elegant as a gorgeous woman walking down Loop Street in high heels. 'Kolbroek' consists of grapes sourced from 2 parcels on shale and gravel soils, which complement each other well when blended. The Malmesbury shale block yields 14hl/ha while the one on gravel 21hl/ha. The block planted on shale faces North and are harvested earlier to retain the fresher tannins and amazing flavours influenced by the shale soil and micro climate. The parcel on gravel retains great acidity and shows late development of secondary flavors especially after a few months in barrel.

Whole bunch fermentation occurs for 10-14 days in open top tanks. The wine is then aged in 500L old French oak barrels for 10 additional months. Sulfur is added right before bottling.

  • Region: Swartland
  • Varietal: 100% Syrah
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vine Age: 16 years old
  • Soil Type: Schist and Oakleaf
  • Alcohol: 11%
  • Oak: 10 months in 500L old French oak barrels
  • Production: 500 cases
Winery & Regional Information
SWARTLAND

The Swartland begins roughly 30 miles north of Cape Town and consists of the regions between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling in the west, Piketberg in the north and the Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel in the east. Learn More »

INTELLEGO WINES

SWARTLAND

Intellego Wines started off in 2009 as funds from winemaker/founder, Jurgen Gouws' Russian harvest trip as well as selling second hand barrels getting the project of its feet. Intellego translates “to understand” in Latin and is aptly named as Jurgen is just beginning to understand more than the potential of this incredible region. Gouws is one of Swartland’s young guns, a laidback guy with a surfer’s tan and a wry smile. He currently owns no vineyards and no cellar of his own, but developed his own brand Intellego while working at Lammershoek with Craig 'El Bandito' Hawkins. His wall of old barrels... Learn More »

Other wines by INTELLEGO WINES