Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Edgebaston wines are made by David Finlayson on the Finlayson family vineyards in Stellenbosch. I first had this wine at the Tygervalley wine festival. I went through all the stalls and had a blast, but when I tasted this Cabernet I knew it was my choice for wine of the month. It is a fruity and well balanced wine… I just love everything about this wine. Please hashtag me #winewithelmarie when you try my wine recommendations. I would love to hear from you and see what you are enjoying.
Produced from three outstanding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted as “Mother Blocks” for the South African vineyard industry due to their suitability to the deep red clay soils on Edgebaston. Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good ageing potential. Made with more than a nod to the classic wines of the Medoc in the Bordeaux region, showing the period of time David Finlayson spent working at world renowned Chateau Margaux.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
About The Harvest
Harvest date: Late March 2013
All grapes were hand picked.
In The Cellar
All grapes were hand picked and fermented in Stainless Steel Tanks. A traditional punch down every 4 hours is used to extract the fine tannins and colour from the skins. Maturation took place in 70% new and 30% 2nd fill 300l French oak barrels for 18 months. 70 % New French Oak – Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted 30% Second Fill 300L French Oak. D&J, Mercury
I paired this beautiful wine with my Lentil Bolognaise.