20 September, 2018 | Winemaker Gerhard Swart says that Flagstone ‘is committed to making honest, handcrafted wine that is an authentic reflection of its provenance.’
Its Velvet Red Blend certainly speaks to this authenticity, and reflects the unhurried, no-shortcuts tradition of taking care at every touch point, from the viticultural strategy used for each vineyard to the creativity employed once the grapes arrive at the winery.
The ‘Velvet’ is a product of three vineyards, each located in different cool-climate regions chosen for their terroir. Two of these vineyards are high altitude, while the third is in close proximity to the ocean in False Bay. ‘This results in a fresh natural acidity and low pH that gives this wine longevity and will allow it to mature gracefully over the next 10 to 20 years if stored correctly,’ Swart says
The blend is a decadent expression of Shiraz, Mourvedre and Viognier with alluring top notes of cinnamon and spice, followed by a concentration of intense red berries that unveil the dark, ripe aroma of soft black plums.
This expression of luxury is presented in a purple gift box, and is only available at the cellar door… Flagstone awaits your visit.
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