South Africa Silk Weaver Sangiovese 2020 750ml
• Introduction 簡介
This wine is dedicated to a group of 30 Italian Immigrants that came to South Africa in the mid 1800 to start a silk industry near Knysna. They were highly skilled and came from the northern Italian town of Como, many of them from families that have been silkworm farmers and silk weavers for generations. They were coaxed to South Africa by the Colonial Government on the insistence of Lord Barrington with promises of land, free passage, and the existence of a Mulberry forest in the Gouna hills near Knysna. Little did they know that the wild Mulberry trees were totally unsuitable for silkworm farming and that the area they were located to, was untamed forest, full of Elephants and other wildlife. They were devastaded, but in spite of not getting further help from the government and having spent all their savings, they persevered, with many ending up having to work as loggers, wood workers etc in order to survive, making their exceptionally soft hands, a requisite for the silk trade, into hard callous hands used for hard labour. Like the Robollini’s, many of their progeny today still live in the Knysna area.
這款酒獻給了 30 名意大利移民，他們於 1800 年中期來到南非，在克尼斯納附近開始了絲綢業。他們技藝高超，來自意大利北部小鎮科莫，其中許多人來自世代從事蠶農和絲織工的家庭。在巴林頓勳爵的堅持下，他們被殖民政府哄騙到南非，承諾提供土地、自由通行以及在克尼斯納附近的古納山上存在桑樹森林。但他們幾乎不知道，野生桑樹完全不適合養蠶，而他們所在的地區，是野性的森林，到處都是大象和其他野生動物，這使他們悲痛欲絕，儘管沒有得到政府的進一步幫助，也花光了所有的積蓄，但他們堅持了下來，許多人最終不得不從事伐木工人、木工等工作以求生存，使他們異常柔軟的手，絲綢貿易的必需品，被用於辛勤勞動的堅硬無情的手中。和 Robollini 一樣，他們的許多後代今天仍然生活在克尼斯納地區。
• Terroir 風土
he soil the vineyard is planted in, is made up of decomposed granite over clay and on the lower south western slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. This vineyard enjoyed the refreshingly cool breezes from False Bay (Atlantic Ocean) during the day and cool night air flowing down the mountain, resulting in even ripening of the berries and good natural acidity. The macro climate is maritime, with cold wet winters and dry, warm summers.
種植葡萄園的土壤由腐爛的花崗岩和粘土組成，位於 Helderberg 山的西南下坡。這個葡萄園白天享受著來自福爾斯灣（大西洋）的清爽涼爽的微風和從山上流下的涼爽的夜間空氣，從而使漿果均勻成熟並具有良好的天然酸度。擁有近海洋性的宏觀氣候，冬季寒冷潮濕，夏季乾燥溫暖。
Silk Weaver Sangiovese 2020 釀造過程：
The hectare single vineyard vines are meticulously cared for by hand to ensure maximum quality. It is grown on a unique Italian trellising system called “Pergola or Tendone”, typical and traditional in many parts of Italy. The fruit was hand picked on the 6 th of March 2017 in small lug boxes to ensure that perfect and undamaged grapes reached the cellar.
公頃的單一葡萄園葡萄藤都經過手工精心護理，以確保最高質量。它生長在一個獨特的意大利棚架系統上，稱為“Pergola or Tendone”，在意大利的許多地方都是典型和傳統的。果實於 2017 年 3 月 6 日手工採摘，裝在小耳盒中，以確保完美且完好的葡萄到達地窖。
At the winery it was twice selected and sorted to ensure only the best berries made it to the fermentation vessel. Extraction happens by way of pigeage, or by hand punching down the cap of the fermenting grapes into the juice. This is carefully monitored to prevent over-extraction. The wine was fermented naturally or without the use of commercial yeast, no fining agents, and no filtration. This wine was matured in French oak barrels for 15-16 months and is ready for drinking now but will continue to develop over the next eight years. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving.
在釀酒廠，它經過兩次挑选和分類，以確保只有最好的漿果才能進入發酵容器。提取是通過鴿子的方式進行的，或者通過將發酵葡萄的蓋子用手壓入果汁中。這被仔細監控以防止過度提取。該酒是自然發酵或不使用商業酵母、無澄清劑和過濾。這款酒在法國橡木桶中陳釀 15-16 個月，現在可以飲用，但將在未來八年內繼續發展。我們建議在上菜前將葡萄酒倒出。
Winemaker: Jasper Raats 釀酒商： Jasper Raats
Alcohol: 14.3 酒精度：14.3度
Origin： Helderberg,Stellenbosch 原產地：海德堡，斯泰倫博斯
Awards:93/100 Tim Atkin
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