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Skurfberg 2019 - The Sadie Family - - South Africa

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Cuvee informations :
Color : White
Cuvee's name : Skurfberg
Vintage : 2019
Producer : The Sadie Family
Appellation : - South Africa
Grape varieties : Chenin
Capacity : 75 cl bottle
Olifants River


An exemplary purity of fruit!

Norma Radcliffe came to the winemaking of Pinotage and distinguished herself with this grape variety by winning a double gold medal in the Veritas Competition with the 1995 vintage. The characters of Pinotage are expressed through a beautiful richness, a beautiful length in the mouth with a deep color, which merge after a passage in barrels. Warwick's Pinotage is aged in French barrels (months). On the nose, aromas of green bananas, liquorice and red fruits. In the mouth, sweetness and roundness reflect the beautiful ripeness of the grapes.

This grape is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, obtained in 1925 in South Africa by Professor A.I. Perold of the University of Stellenbosch. But it is difficult to find the kinship in the wine, whose personality is quite singular. Although he is already in his eighties, it was not until the 1990s that he experienced a real boom. After long being used in the production of mass wines because it is very productive and resistant to disease, it has finally been recognized by conscientious producers who have begun to treat it with the care it deserves, to produce great wines: lower yields, anticipated harvests to avoid excessive alcohol, modernization of winemaking and barrel breeding have made Pinotage the flagship grape of South Africa. More and more, it is assembled with Bordeaux grape varieties to make what is locally called "Cape".

The domain:

Founded in the 18th century by Colonel Alexander Gordon in honour of the regiment he commanded during the Boer War, the estate was purchased in 1964 by Stan Radcliffe, starting the grape variety with Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Cabernet Franc were planted in 1980.
Until 1985, when Norma Radcliffe first came vintage (only 500 cases of pure Cabernet Sauvignon), the grapes were sold on the market. It was after several trips to the Bordeaux region and an extended apprenticeship of Norma at Château Senejac that the Radcliffes decided to produce their own wines in a typical Bordeaux style. Winemaking is traditional: no filtration and a minimum of racking, egg white gluing, vinification by grape variety, ageing in 225-litre Bordeaux barrels in an air-conditioned cellar and final assembly after a 9 to a month ageing.
Trilogy, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, is the estate's flagship wine.

Additional Information

Product reference 11690
Type of products Wines
Vintage 2019
Country South Africa
Region Foreign
Appellation - South Africa
Cuvee's name Skurfberg
Title supplement Olifants River
Speciality No
Stock information End
Producer The Sadie Family
Capacity 75 cl bottle
Sweetness index No
Main style Elegant - Refined
Alcohol Percent 14
Grape varieties Chenin
Main grape variety Chenin
Production limitée No
Box type 6
Box type Cardboard
Organic wines No
Color White
Consumption recommendation 2014 à 2023