The Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch WO, Warwick 75cl

The Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch WO, Warwick 75cl

Nimi: The Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch WO, Warwick 75cl

Riik/regioon: Lõuna-Aafrika Vabariik, Stellenbosch

Tootja: Warwick

Aastakäik: 2015

Mari: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alkoholisisaldus: 14% vol.

Tootekood: 1206

Hinnaklass:

This single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was hand-harvested over a period of four days. Harvest began in the early morning and stopped before the temperatures reached 28 °C. In the cellar the bunches were destemmed, gently crushed and hand-sorted on a vibrating sorting table. A seven-day cold-soak was done to extract colour before fermentation,commenced. An isolated yeast culture from Bordeaux was added and a warm short fermentation was done with daily pump-overs and two rack-and-returns. Following fermentation the wine was left on the skins for a week for the tannins to polymerise. A light pressing was done after which the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless tanks.The wine was gravity-fed to 225-litre tight grain, medium and light toast French oak barrels for ageing. The wine was racked twice during this period. The wine was bottled with a light filtration and kept in bottle for 12 months before release.

The wine is opaque in the centre with a translucent licorice rim. It offers blackberries and crème de cassis with hints of graphite and tobacco leaf on the nose, all combining to promise a mouthful of power. The full-bodied palate has an opulent texture and a wealth of fruit—that will leave you clambering to pinpoint each one. Complex layers peel off as you sip; expect savoury notes of roasted meats and fynbos to fresh violets, coffee as well as a mineral element. The Blue Lady offers intensity and purity; with a balanced symmetry that is pure poetry. 

A classic wine loves a classic dish. Serve with roasted beef rib-eye with Porcini salt and hand-cut fries or for a smoky pork loin served with Parmesan mash.