Radford Black Rock WO Swartland 2020
  • Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.50% alc./vol

Radford Black Rock WO Swartland 2020

Swartland, South Africa
Regular price $31.95per bottle ($383.40per case)
12 bottles per case

Sleek & Spicy

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Radford Dale stands as one of South Africa’s premier independent wineries, renowned for crafting site-specific, natural wines that marry innovation with tradition. With two distinct wineries—one nestled in the Helderberg Mountain of Stellenbosch and the other an Organic Estate in Elgin—all Radford Dale wines are united by a single ethos: to produce the finest wines without succumbing to commercial trends or outdated practices. Rooted in a strong commitment to sustainability and a dedication to the local community, every aspect of Radford Dale's operation is imbued with a profound sense of purpose.

By opting for an earlier harvest, the 2020 Black Rock wine exhibits a lower alcohol content, maintaining vibrancy and a fresh expression of the fruit. The nose reveals captivating aromas of spice and fynbos, underscored by a prominent note of mixed berries. Light-bodied yet still lively on the palate, maintaining generous concentration of flavour enveloped by satiny tannins and supported by nimble acidity - truly a perfect Summer-time sipper! 

Savour this chillable red wine alongside bruschetta topped with diced tomatoes, basil, and balsamic glaze, or pair it with an antipasto platter featuring olives, cured meats, and marinated vegetables.


About the Winery

Radford Dale

Radford Dale and The Winery of Good Hope are two brands made by the same people, in the same winery. The team behind these wineries has been an industry leader since the 1990s in chemical free farming, and more recently in low and no sulfur winemaking. They are a founding member of PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) which sets ethical, environmental and social uplift standards. Recognizing the social inequality present in South Africa Radford Dale has also set up a trust called Land of Hope to help facilitate bright futures for children, focusing heavily on education.

Alex Dale who owns and manages both projects is an Englishman who grew up spending summers in Burgundy, France. He moved there in his late teens to follow a passion for winemaking and also opened a wine bar in Beaune. He lived in Burgundy for many years before moving to South Africa in 1998, starting Radford Dale with Ben Radford, an Australian. The idea was to produce wines using modern techniques and technology with a healthy respect for tradition, something Alex came to understand well while living in Burgundy.

Wines are made with minimal intervention in order to best express each vineyard’s individuality.

Press Reviews

Tim Atkin MW, SA Report 2022

93 Points

Black Rock is a Swartland cuvée of co-fermented Syrah with 50% Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Aged in 10% new oak - a lot for Radford Dale - this has intense aromas of pine, sage and eucalyptus, refreshing acidity, plenty of grip for a wine with 12.5% alcohol and blackberry and summer berry fruit.