Celebrating 92-points for Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The Fleur du Cap winemaking team celebrate another top wine acknowledgement during the annual Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report for the U...

The Fleur du Cap winemaking team celebrate another top wine acknowledgement during the annual Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report for the Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (92-points).

A total number of 89 entries were entered into the competition and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Christian Eedes, Chairman of the tasting panel, describes the wine in his report as “a wine of a particular power”. Eedes furthers adds, “the tasting panel was impressed by the palate density on display but what was remarkable was the detail and refreshment value still in evidence, elements that often get lost in lesser vintages’’.

The wine, crafted at Die Bergkelder from three Stellenbosch vineyards planted between 1999 and 2001, was matured for 12 months in French oak barrels. An absolute expression of selecting only the finest vineyards and fruit purity. This multi award winning Cabernet Sauvignon represents the epitome of winemaker Pieter Badenhorst and the team at Fleur du Cap’s winemaking philosophy:

“Because of the freedom we have in our sourcing, we can select our grapes from the finest winegrowing regions of the Cape and as such aren’t bound by a specific farm, site, vineyard or climate. We use a more hands-on, traditional winemaking approach rather than modern filtration processes to preserve the colour, flavour and character of the grapes. The result is an elegant wine of great complexity with abundant fruit and flavour showing true varietal character.”

The wine was also awarded a Silver Veritas Award in 2016, as well as 90 points from Tim Atkins SA Review 2017.

The Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is available at boutique wine shops and fine dining establishments. It is also available for purchase online at the Vinot̬que. RRP РR180.00

More on Fleur du Cap:

Fleur du Cap wines were first launched in 1968, shortly after the opening of Die Bergkelder, the famous mountain cellar which cuts deep into the Papegaaiberg in Stellenbosch. Built by Dr. Anton Rupert, it was the first underground bottle maturation cellar of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Die Bergkelder distinguished itself as an important innovator in the wine industry. In the 1970s, the team played a pivotal role in establishing classic noble grape varieties in the vineyards of the Cape and introduced the maturation of quality wine in small casks of new French oak. The launch in 1998 of the top tier Fleur du Cap Series Unfiltered range is testament to this pioneering legacy.

For more information about Fleur du Cap, visit their website at 
www.fleurducap.co.za and/or follow  them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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