Grande Provence Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 75cl

Platter 3.5 Stars

Yet another fabulous vintage. Made from Franschoek fruit. This is another example of the Platter ratings being unreliable. This wine certainly deserves at least 4 Stars in my opinion.

The wine has some caramel on the nose which comes through on the palate with the plum and berry flavours. It's well balanced, round and full in the mouth, with strong concentrated flavours and a long finish. 

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£16.99

Grande Provence Cabernet Sauvignon

"The grapes are harvested from south-westerly facing vineyards in the Franschhoek valley. The well drained, decomposed sandstone soils is ideal for the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker also ensured special canopy management which resulted in berries with deep colour and concentrated fruit flavours.

A full-bodied red wine with upfront red berry aromas on the nose. Ripe berry fruit, plum and delicate white pepper follow through onto the palate. A touch of mint is noticeable on the finish. Smooth with velvety tannins, well integrated oak and an elegant finish. Wine was oak-matured for 15 months. Enjoy now or cellar for 3-5 years."

Vinification

The grapes are harvested from south-westerly facing vineyards in the Franschhoek valley. The well drained, decomposed sandstone soils is ideal for the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker also ensured special canopy management which resulted in berries with deep colour and concentrated fruit flavours.

Style

A full-bodied red wine with upfront red berry aromas on the nose. Ripe berry fruit, plum and delicate white pepper follow through onto the palate. A touch of mint is noticeable on the finish. Smooth with velvety tannins, well integrated oak and an elegant finish. Wine was oak-matured for 15 months. Enjoy now or cellar for 3-5 years.

Serving suggestion

Cabernet Sauvignon is a versatile food wine and complements poultry and red meat dishes, especially roasts, marinated steaks and lamb skewers with mushroom and rosemary.


More Information
Location Franschoek
Winery Grande Provence
Winery status Independently owned
Winemaker Karl Lambour
Annual production Extremely low
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
Product awards Platter 3.5 Stars
Silver Medals
Style Fruit driven, elegant
ABV 13.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2012
Percentage score 90
Sulphite level Low
John's Rating
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