COTERIE BY WILDEBERG GRENACHE SYRAH, COASTAL REGION

£14.95

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VITICULTURE
The Earth’s mantle thrusts up above the gentle town of Franschhoek, a wild slice of untamed mountain on which sits a farm named Wildeberg. An established wine region for some 350 years, sensible generations never thought to plant a vine here until a happy band of idealists recently craned their necks up at this hillside and, dizzy with hope, decided to give it a go. Franschhoek is on the very edge of the south-eastern corner of the Cape’s venerable Coastal Region, indeed Wildeberg’s property border runs over the top of the mountain where the Coastal Region gives way to the baboon-strewn road to Grabouw and the wider Western Cape.The Wildeberg wines express the most captivating Franschhoek Valley fruit. In the Wildeberg Terroirs bottlings the producer looks beyond their home to a clutch of exceptional sites of other origin. A mountain rich in metaphor with the visual heft to flatter any wine, releases of Wildeberg and Terroirs express a continued purpose – exceptional wines of place, however humble the origin. If the abiding memory of these wines remains a textural sense of place then we are portraying the Cape as hoped.
WINEMAKING
All fruit is hand-harvested in February from selected sites in Franschhoek and Paarl. Both cultivars are fermented whole bunch, with some whole berry fruit, there is no crush, just a daily pump over during the natural fermentation. The producer wants to express place over cultivar so this slow, gentle extraction gives wines truer of origin than winery. The components are racked to French and Austrian oak, new and old, for 10 months before the blend is decided. This blend is then allowed to marry for 6 weeks prior to coarse filtration and bottling on the farm.
OAK TREATMENT
Yes.
TASTING NOTE
With notes of freshly cracked black pepper, allspice and raspberry, the varietal notes of each cultivar blend seamlessly in this exotic, aromatic Coastal Region compote.
FOOD MATCHING
Grilled meats, especially lamb and spiced meat dishes.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 67% Grenache, 33% Syrah
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork
Colour: Red
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: No
Biodynamic: No

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