Flagstone Treaty Tree Cabernet / Malbec / Merlot 2013

Flagstone Treaty Tree Cabernet / Malbec / Merlot 2013

Deep purple colour. On the nose summer fruits, cassis, fennel and the faintest hint of basil – all wrapped up in serious, warm, toasty oak. The palate is all about chunky, chewy, magically integrated tannin. This rewarding mouth-feel is complemented by concentrated flavours of youngberry, wild mint and blueberry.

The wine pairs amazingly well with rack of Karoo lamb and pan-wilted garden fresh spinach.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Malbec, 30% Merlot ]
winery : Accolade Wines
winemaker : Gerhard Swart
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.71 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 5 - 7 years

At Flagstone we aim to make wine that respects our 350 year old winemaking heritage, while always celebrating the magnificence of nature. We want to make gorgeous wines that stimulate your brain as much as they please your taste buds.

This wine is named after Cape Town’s ancient Treaty Tree still standing in Woodstock. In 1509 this wind-sculptured Milkwood witnessed the massacre by local Khoi San of 64 of d’Almeidas infamous, battle-hardened Portuguese marines, who had foolishly abducted a Khoi San baby and attempted to take the infant back to their ships waiting in Table Bay. Then in 1806 a Peace Treaty was signed beneath its boughs after the British forces defeated the Batavian Republic at the Battle of Blaauwberg.

in the cellar : Fermentation: 12 - 18 months in 90% American oak 10% French oak.
Allergens: Sulphur Dioxide

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