The Fledge & Company “Stoksielalleen” – “Only the lonely” 2019
Cinsault 70% Cabernet Franc 20% & Alicante Bouschet 10%
A revival in the truest sense of the word – a heritage “field blend” block inspired & planted by a South African viti-viniculture legend as a living reminder of what was almost lost to the annals of history & glimpse back to the old days of Stellenbosch wine farming as never before.
A true shape shifter of a wine – hedonistic Cinsault aromatics of bright red & black hedgerow fruits morph into earthy sweet notes of Alicante, while gravel, graphite ‘n blue fruits so typical of Cab Franc pop out ever so often. The “chameleon’-like nature is to be expected due to the nature of the vineyard.
It’s a joyously juicy wine with firmly restrained tannins & medium to light palate weight with ample spice, fruit & “seriousness” to intrigue and delight.