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Warwick Estate - Trilogy 2017

Red Wine from Stellenbosch · South Africa
Price: £27.95
Case Rate: £26.49
Ex Tax: £23.29
Country:
South Africa
Wine Region: Stellenbosch
Wine Area: Simonsberg
Wine Maker: Nic van Aarde
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Grape Percentage: 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc and 19% Merlot
Alcohol Percentage: 14.50
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
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Country:
South Africa
Wine Region: Stellenbosch
Wine Area: Simonsberg
Wine Maker: Nic van Aarde
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Grape Percentage: 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc and 19% Merlot
Alcohol Percentage: 14.50
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes

Wine tasting notes

A classic example of a Bordeaux-style wine grown in South Africa, though the 2015 vintage offers a more restrained and austere approach in a nod to the blend’s Old-World heritage. On the nose find notes of olive tapenade spiced with cinnamon and cassia bark with blackberry and brambles. There’s liquorice, and aniseed too; scented with herbs such as thyme and dried fennel. A savoury flinty edge to the aromatics will find you picking up beef bouillon and pencil shavings. On the palate there’s a soft, fine red fruit character redolent of red plums and red cherries, which is underscored by dark cacao bean. Good acidity supports a well-rounded, lengthy finish

Winery information

Warwick Estate

Warwick Estate is a family-owned and run winery. Managing Director Michael Ratcliffe is the 3rd generation family member to oversee this high quality boutique operation that has been lauded globally for excellence and consistency. Mike is passionately involved in many aspects of the South African and global wine industry and has held senior leadership positions in industry bodies. From 1771 til 1902, Warwick Wine Farm was known as the farm "De Goede Sukses". After the Anglo Boer war in 1902, Colonel William Alexander Gordon, Commanding Officer of the Warwickshire regiment decided against returning to England and bought the farm. He renamed it "Warwick" as a tribute to his regiment and the rest, as they say, is history. Warwick was purchased on April 1st 1964 by Stan Ratcliffe after an extensive search for the best terroir in the Cape. Together with his new bride Norma , they soon realized the potential of the extraordinary property and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon

Food matching

Slow-roasted pork shoulder served with caramelised fennel bulbs; Herbed lamb cutlets; Red lentil and aubergine moussaka; pheasant breasts in a wild plum sauce; Peppered duck breast with vanilla mash and mushroom ragout; Traditional char-grilled rump dressed in sauce Bordelaise.

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Vinification notes

All the parcels were kept separated. After hand-sorting, on the vibrating sorting table, the parcels were transferred to stainless steel fermenters for three to seven day cold soak. The juice was then warmed up and inoculated with vario us yeasts. A warm fermentation followed to extract colour and tannin. The wine was fermented with daily pump overs as well as rack and returns. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank and barrel after which the different blocks were racked and moved to 225L tight grain French oak barrels for maturation. The Trilogy was meticulously blended by our winemaking team headed up by Chief Winemaker, Nic van Aarde.