The Fledge & Company RED / TINTO Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The Fledge & Company RED / TINTO Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    The Fledge & Company RED / TINTO Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    R 120.00

    A single low trellised and dry-farmed vineyard rooted into granitic based soils on an undulating hillside in the famed Bottelary of Stellenbosch was sourced for this wine. 2019 was a year of contrasts, due to 2018’s incredible difficulty and the drought really putting a strain upon the vines due to below-average rainfall since 2015. A cool & wet winter gave way to a mild spring with some wind damage and vintage where one had the opportunity to craft elegant wines or showstopper monsters. Picked on taste & purposefully for lower alcohol, this is an über elegant old skool interpretation of this stalwart grape

    What can you expect?

    This vintage is proper everyday comforting Claret – svelte, subtly powerful. An incredibly site-specific bouquet of red currant, cranberry, old leather and just a hint of oak spice, wanders down into a palate of ripe red hedgerow fruits, tart currant, refreshing acid & subtle wood spice ‘n rounded tannic tug.

    Food pairing?

    Deserving of accompaniment by rustic country fare –slow roast leg of lamb, waterblommetjiebredie, char-grilled T-bone or sirloin on the bone with shoestring fries, but equally adept accompanying a hearty vegetarian lasagna - or simply a steaming hot proper wood-fired Margarita pizza

    Serving suggestion:

    Decant in youth or cellar to experience its full potential in the next half-decade or so.

    Alc. 13.25%

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

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