BLUE BATCH – THE PEAKY BLINDER
CABERNET SAUVIGON / MERLOT / CABERNET FRANC / PETIT VERDOT 2018
SMALL BATCH #1300 bottles – W.O. FRANSCHHOEK
(Sold per case of 6 bottles)

 

VINEYARDS

Handpicked from one of the farms at the back reached of the Franschhoek valley – Although we can’t claim it on the label, this blend is a true Estate wine.

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

I love Bordeaux… I love St Emilion. That is where I saw for the first time, how grapes ito viticulture and viniculture come together in the most perfect way… where terroir, clones, and varietals matter. Where the perfect yield is the answer to the perfect fruit…. But most of all, where the art of blending is everything!

 

WINEMAKING

I wont go into detail about the winemaking. The 4 varietals were made on their own, as well as aged in French Oak, separately in 225 and 300L barrels. The fun and games started when we could blend the perfect Bordeaux blend.. pick and choose the perfect match. I recently heard a couple of friends speak about Niels Verburg from Luditte… he said he blends till he can finish a full bottle of his wine. The wine must drink well. Easy drinking, but with some grip.

 

TASTING VS DRINKING NOTE

This is a true drinking note! I brought a friend a sample to taste, before I botteled.. his comments “Die uitgesuigde / ingeduikte bored douw is baie nice, easy drinking, met lekker layers en net genoeg texture om weer jou neus in die glas te wil druk… Dit pair flipen lekker met die sout en peper skaap tjoppie! Hy sny mooi deur die vetjie… Thx Jomanie! A true Peaky Blinder