La Motte Millennium 2018

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Platter Review: 4 *
China Wine & Spirits Awards - Double Gold

The nose of this wine tells the story of how the wine was made. Raspberry (Merlot), a slight herbaciousnous (Cabernet Franc) and English toffee (oak) combine in a harmonious way. Malbec and Petit Verdot provide colour and spice. Very perfumy and aromatic with beetroot earthiness and leafy undergrowth. Juicy concentrated blueberry fruit on palate with fresh acidity and toffee sweetness. Spicy cinnamon finish.

Food Pairing
This South African interpretation of the famous Bordeaux-style red blend is excellent at countering fat – creamy, buttery or otherwise fat-laden dishes such as duck-liver are excellent partners. Its accommodating structure befriends mild curries such as the traditional Cape bobotie and it is a stalwart with creamy sauces and mushrooms. Also responds very well to red meats, game, roasts and noble, matured cheese.

Grape
Grapes for the wine consist of Merlot (52%), Cabernet Franc (30%), Petit Verdot (10%) and Malbec (8%).

The Estate
The winery La Motte can look back on a long tradition: in 1752, the first vines have been planted there. But only when the estate came into possession of the family Rupert it became one of the most important internationally renowned wine producers. Today, the winery presents wines of a top class in the region around Franschhoek and Paarl, which is impressively confirmed by the La Motte Millennium

Alcohol:13.89% vol



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