Fleur du Cap wins Trophy for best SA Red Bordeaux Varietal in London
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 has been crowned best South African Red Bordeaux Varietal over £10 in London after winning the Regional Trophy at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards.
A worthy successor to the award winning 2009 vintage, which clinched a gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards last year, the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 is crafted at Die Bergkelder by winemaker Justin Corrans and cellarmaster Andrea Freeborough.
Made in the classic, full-bodied Bordeaux style from three prized Stellenbosch vineyard blocks nurtured by viticulturist Bennie Liebenberg, this Cabernet Sauvignon is Andrea’s favourite of the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines. It is complex, with eloquent hints of fruit cake, subtle nuances of mocha and spicy oak aromas. Concentrated plum and blackberry fruit follow through on the palate complemented by balanced, integrated oak flavours. With its firm and grippy tannins, giving a velvety texture that lingers on the finish, the longevity of this wine is ensured.
The results of the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards were announced at the London Trade Fair. Already in its 9thyear, the Decanter judges tasted a total of 14 119 wines making 2012 the largest ever for this prestigious competition.
The award winning Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 will be released later this year. For more information visit www.fleurducap.co.za, fleurducap.tumblr.com or join the Fleur du Cap Facebook community.