Fleur du Cap Laszlo 2006

Fleur du Cap Laszlo 2006

2008 Veritas Awards - Double Gold 
The Laszlo 2004 has an incredible deep purple colour with a youthful hue. The initial aromas of cedar and tobacco spice are enhanced by nuances of cinnamon and cloves. The spiciness is balanced with plum and fruit cake aromas complemented by mint chocolate aromas. These flavours come across on the palate with an elegant complexity that has a crisp acidity and racy tannins that will ensure that the wine matures well.


variety : Merlot [ Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : The Bergkelder red wine team and Dr Laszlo
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.8 % vol  rs : 2.25 g/l  pH : 3.52  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze
Five Nations Wine Challenge 2012 - Double Gold (SA)
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge 2012 - Commended
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze
Veritas Wine Awards 2008 - Double Gold
Veritas Wine Awards 2007 - Gold

in the vineyard : This special release signature blend is a fitting tribute to Dr Julius Laszlo, the innovative, visionary Cellarmaster at The Bergkelder who catapulted South African winemaking into the international league in the 1980’s. Crafted from the finest barrels of noble varieties Dr Laszlo helped to establish in the Cape winelands, this elegant, full-bodied Bordeaux-style blend epitomises the Fleur du Cap philosophy of minimal intervention. Allowing the unbridled expression of the grapes to dictate the style, this signature wine is shaped in perfect harmony with nature resulting in a superb classic that abounds with fruit and flavour.

Terroir
Climate, soil, altitude and slope orientation are selected to capture as much varietal character as possible. The climate is mild with south and east facing slopes offering protection against late afternoon sun. Cooling breezes from the Atlantic Ocean ensure rich, slow growing crops. Soils are predominantly medium-textured and well drained with good water holding capacity.

The vineyards
The Merlot grapes were selected from a vineyard situated on the Schaapensberg near Somerset West. This south-east facing, 8-year old vineyard is planted on deep homogenous shale soils and is vertically trellised. The crop was limited to 8 tons/ha. The Cabernet grapes were selected from a 16-year old vineyard growing in the Helderberg area in Stellenbosch. The vineyard is planted on deep gravelly soils and is vertically trellised, with a low crop of 5 tons/ha. The vines from both vineyards received supplementary irrigation during the latter parts of the growing season. Pest and disease control was implemented according to South African subjective IPW standards.

about the harvest: The opulent Laszlo 2004 is a rich, powerful blend of 50% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot. The grapes were handpicked at 24º Balling from mid February to the beginning of March.

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