Professor Black 2017

R350.00

The Sauvignon Blanc hailed from a 17-year-old vineyard site in Darling growing on deep-red Hutton and Clovelly soils. The block is situated in the well-known Darling Hills on a western slope, 13 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean. The Semillon component was harvested from a 14-year-old block in Elgin. The site was chosen for its South-Western aspect as well as for the soils comprising of gravelly topsoil with some ferricrete (iron rich) deposits, on top of clay subsoil from weathered shale.A classic white Bordeaux blend comprised of Sauvignon Blanc (65%) and Semillon (35%).

Description

The Sauvignon Blanc hailed from a 17-year-old vineyard site in Darling growing on deep-red Hutton and Clovelly soils. The block is situated in the well-known Darling Hills on a western slope, 13 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean. The Semillon component was harvested from a 14-year-old block in Elgin. The site was chosen for its South-Western aspect as well as for the soils comprising of gravelly topsoil with some ferricrete (iron rich) deposits, on top of clay subsoil from weathered shale.A classic white Bordeaux blend comprised of Sauvignon Blanc (65%) and Semillon (35%).

Brand

Warwick Estate

Warwick Estate is a family-owned and run winery. Managing Director Michael Ratcliffe is the 3rd generation family member to oversee this high quality boutique operation. From 1771 till 1902, Warwick was known as the farm ‘De Goede Sukses’. After the Anglo Boer war ended in 1902, Colonel William Alexander Gordon, Commanding Officer of the Warwickshire regiment bought the historic farm. He renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment and the rest, as they say, is history. Stan Ratcliffe purchased Warwick on April 1st 1964 after an extensive search for the best ‘terroir’ in the Cape. Together with his wife Norma, they soon realized the potential of the extraordinary property and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines produced high quality grapes, which were soon in demand from neighbouring wineries. Norma became more and more interested in the making of wine and began to study the subject. Soon a cellar was in place and Norma began producing her own handcrafted wines using the Warwick grapes. In 1984 the first Warwick Cabernet Sauvignon called ‘La Femme Bleu’- the Blue Lady - was released. Norma had a natural talent for making great wines and in 1986 Warwick Trilogy was released, a Bordeaux style blend which has since become a flagship of the South African Wine Industry.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg


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