Joubert Tradauw Reserve Cabernet Franc
Joubert Tradauw is a tiny artisan winery way out in the Little Karoo, roughly 200 miles east of Cape Town. Meyer Joubert farms organically and makes stunning wines with real purity. His wife, Beatte, runs their organic deli from the winery with some truly superb food that has to be tasted! - she has published a cook book too. Meyer's wines are fantastic and Joubert Tradauw is rated by Neil Pendock of the Platter guide as one of the ten best wineries in SA.
This is Meyer's flagship wine and is absolutely beautiful! We have only a few bottles left.
This is Meyer's flagship wine and would normally retail for £30. He has only produced 600 bottles.
However we have a small quantity on a special deal at £21.95 to introduce it to our regular UK customers. Be quick though, once this is discoverd somebody will buy the lot!
Joubert Tradauw's tasting notes:
"Hand-harvested during middle to end of March and barrel matured in new French Oak barrels for 24 months. A brooding garnet of sweet red and black hedgerow fruit combined with stewed apples and cranberry, cigar box and hints of spice. Re-assuring tannins, cedar and a strong plum finish. Drink through to 2025. Cab Franc complements any hearty meat dishes like oxtail, cock a vin, spicy foods and pulled pork.
It plays well with spicy undertones but more suitable for neutral dishes like bouillebaise or a tom jum soup, as the wine is very classic, balanced and thinly layered, with a good mouth feel and lingering palate."
We tasted it and it's fantastic! Very elegant and beautifully structured with all the elements in harmony - great fruit, oak and balanced acidity. This wine is superb!
|Location||Barrydale, Little Karoo|
|Winery status||Tiny family winery|
|Annual production||600 bottles|
|Sulphite level||Very Low|