Zorgvliet Cabernet Franc, Banghoek Stellenbosch WO
A complex nose with cinnamon spice with a menthol hint married with plum
fruits. It has an elegant palate with fine tannic structure, plum and
red cherry fruits and distinct minerality.
ZORGVLIET (pronounced SORG-fleet, which roughly
translates to 'no worries') is a small 200,000 bottle winery in
Banghoek, on the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschoek.
This stunning estate that dates back to 1799, specialises in bordelaise
varietals and is owned by Stephan van der Merwe and his family. 'Elegance in Wine'
is the Zorgvliet philosophy, a sentiment fiercely supported by their
head winemaker Bernard Le Roux, a young and upcoming talent who is
passionate about vineyard quality and care. Grapes are grown on the
steep slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in vineyards that are amongst
the highest in Stellenbosch. The estate wines are from site-specific
single vineyards and are elegant expressions of this unique mountain terroir.
The wines are crafted in the Zorgvliet cellar which today is still one
of the most technologically advanced cellars in South Africa.
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|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Franc|
|Style||12. Intense blackcurranty reds|
|Food Match||Game / Duck, Mouldy Cheeses, Roasted or grilled Red Meats|
|Certification||Integrity and Sustainability Certified, Vegan, Vegetarian|