INTELLEGO WINES, Jurgen Gouws, Swartland
Jurgen Gouws worked with Eben Sadie for a vintage in Spain (at Terroir Al Limit in Priorat) and also South Africa. He did further stints in France (at Matassa with Tom Lubbe, Stephane Ogier, Roc d’Anglade) and in New Zealand and Russia (where he made the premium wines for a big winery during 2008 and 2009). Subsequently, he worked for 4 years at Lammershoek with Craig Hawkins, but since January 2015 has solely concentrated on Intellego and renting vineyards for his project, Jurgen works his vineyards with extreme care, using organic methods and keeping intervention in the winery as low as can be to help is wines be free & full of life
Kedungu– 50% Syrah, 45% Cinsault, 5% Mourvedre; Syrah being the backbone of this blend, contributes to the structure and freshness of the wine. Cinsault adds a lovely mid palate and vibrance with loads of red fruits. Planted on a south east facing slope at an altitude of 210m on a granite site with quartz.
‘Inspired by an epic surfing trip while having loads of fun, still with a “babbelas”, this wine was born as a combination of different characters from the Swartland terroir and its diverse micro climate.’ Jurgen Gouws