4.5* Platter Wine Guide (93 Points)
90 pts – Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
2017 sees the exciting return of Pinotage to the blend for the first time since 2014. Each component was harvested separately, de-stemmed and sorted into tank. The wines spent between 14 and 30 days depending on the tannin structure with three or four pump overs per day and then pressed to undergo malolactic fermentation in tank. After completion the wine was racked to French oak barrels (10% new oak was used) for a period of 20 months before blending and a light filtration before bottling in August 2019.
The perfect accompaniment to a Sunday roast, Pairs well with Lean red meat dishes, Fillet steak, Ostrich or game , in red wine sauce. Open Lasagna with Char grilled Giant Mushrooms, fennel and green pepper sauce.
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Pinotage, 12% Cabernet Franc
Warwick has a lengthy history dating back to when it was named “De Goede Sukses” from1771 to 1902, until the farm was bought in 1902 by Colonel William Alexander Gordon and he renamed to the current name. Warwick wine farm was purchased by Stan Ratcliffe in 1964 and is now a family-owned and run wine estate. Ratcliffe’s wife, Norma, took to the craft of wine-making and found she had a natural talent. She is often referred to as “The First Lady” because she was one of the first women to make wine in South Africa.
Alcohol: 14.4% vol
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