Sielverkoper (named for the merchants of "seals" to sailors) is a red blend of rich and dark Syrah, some spicy Mourvèdre, full-bodied Carignan and juicy Grenache noir. It is a rich and complex wine with spicy cigar-box notes and a full mouthfeel. It is ready to drink now, but will age for 8 to 12 years.
Leenders Sielverkoper Red blend
‘Sielverkoper’ or ‘soul trader’ harks back to the sly fellow who would recruit sailors onto merchant ships under the pretense of promised fortunes upon their return from Holland - only to sell their earnings while they were away. This wine honours the many hardworking mariners who soullessly travelled the seven seas.