Nativo 'The Birds' GSM WO Swartland 2020
  • Red Wine
  • Grenache, Mourvèdre / Monastrell, Syrah
  • Organic, Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Nativo 'The Birds' GSM WO Swartland 2020

Swartland, South Africa
Regular price $27.95per bottle ($335.40per case)
12 bottles per case
Only 5 items in stock!

Earthy & Mineral

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After settling in South Africa in 1990, Argentinian-born Billy Hughes was inspired to start his own wine venture in the Cape. After learning the ropes of viticulture and winemaking on his own, he and his late wife Penny bought an old wheat farm in Malmesbury, near Cape Town in the year 2000. Now, more than two decades after its inception, Nativo Wines continues to explore innovative and sustainable ways of making wine. The last few years has seen the addition of some single varietal wines to their range and the design of some one-of-a-kind cellar equipment.

The name Nativo encompasses allusions to Billy’s native origins, his progress to becoming a naturalised South African and desire to produce wines that are reflective of their origin, infused with site-specific characteristics.

An elegant Swartland blend with aromas of small red berries, bramble and anise, complemented by distinctive mineral overtones. The palate offers a silky mouthfeel and a gentle finish propped up by ripe tannins. Juicy and medium-bodied with generous fruit flavours balanced by keen acidity. 

Try with Moroccan lamb, sweet potato and coriander with spicy cumin jus or Cape Malay Curry. 

Press Reviews

Platter's Wine Guide

90 Points

Wine Advocate

89 Points - Anthony Mueller

A Southern Rhône-style blend, the 2020 The Birds is composed of 57% Grenache, 28% Shiraz and 15% Mourvedre. The nose offers a mineral-driven essence with red fruit and spicy red tea aromas. Medium-bodied and with 13% alcohol, the palate is focused and remains mineral before offering a tannic edge with a food-friendly finish. It’s a delightful red blend and will perform well in youth with food.