Dark ruby red colour, complex aromas of blueberry, ripe plum, blackcurrant leaves with scents of tobacco and pine needles. Intense flavours of mulberry, blackberry and prune, complimented by vanilla and subtle spices offered by oak. Well structured with dry, rich
tannins. Soft tannines, 16 months of wood maturation on 45% new French oak, the balance in second-and third-fill barrels. The wine is ready to drink now but will mature for a further 5 to 10 years. Vegan friendly.
Combine with red meat: beef, lamb, venison, accompanied by flavourful sauces. Can be enjoyed on it's own as a meditation wine. Or serve with classical pasta dishes with tomato sauce.
About the winery:
The story about this historic estate dates 300 years back to 1692 when Willem Barend Lubbe settled on the flanks of the Bottelary hills. The property counts 273 hectares of which 163 are planted with vines. The vineyards enjoy the Atlantic sea breeze that brings refreshment every afternoon. The beautiful driveway and the towering fountain make the vineyard one of the most recognizable of the Cape. Neethlingshof aims high in protecting the biodiversity on the estate.
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