The Fledge & Company U-Velaphi? Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The Fledge & Company U-Velaphi? Stellenbosch  Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    The Fledge & Company U-Velaphi? Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    R 270.00

    “U-Velaphi?” – a conversational isiXhosa phrase to ascertain from whence one comes, where one was borne, your tribe and thus determining your character. U-Velaphi? Carbenet Sauvignon is an ode to the African hands, soils & vintage which created this wine & represent its truly unique origin.

    This vintage originates from a single climat in the Bottellary Hills with vistas of Table Mountain rooted in decomposed granite with ferricrete & red clay allowing for dry land farming. All fruit was hand harvested towards third week of March to best express the black hedgerow fruit, inherent spice, buxom tannins & natural acid of the varietal.

    What can you expect?

    An old skool Claret-styled interpretation of Stellenbosch Cabernet – a tad shy initially with hints of graphite, pencil shavings ‘n heady purple/red spice afterwards unfurling with bright black hedgerow fruit, crème de cassis, subtle undertones of fynbos, black tea, oak spice ‘n moreish savoury edged finish.

    Food pairing?

    An ideal foil to a char grilled T-bone steak, springbok pie or hearty rustic farm fare or an accompaniment to fine fromage & charcuterie.

    Serving suggestion:

    Best decanted in youth or cellared to allow the wine to settle down ‘n flesh out in the next 5 years plus.

    Alc. 13.34%

    Watch our interview with the Winemaker, Leon Coetzee here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi1rQcB-GbY&t=5s

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