Coterie by Wildeberg Cabernet Franc Malbec, Coastal Region - Boutinot
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Coterie by Wildeberg Cabernet Franc Malbec, Coastal Region 2020

SBO520

Wildeberg

A fruit forward, approachable wine of deceptively serious quality, this is a satisfyingly ripe, textural tight expression of Cab Franc and Malbec with real purity of fruit.

Meet the producer

The Earth’s mantle thrusts up above the gentle town of Franschhoek, a wild slice of untamed mountain on which sits a...

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Production

Wildeberg’s rationale is to source the finest vineyards available to us across Franschhoek and the Coastal Region, from which cuvées the eyes are plucked to make Wildeberg and the Terroir Series releases In doing so there remains a small yet definitive expression of all the vineyards we worked with, and its these cuvees that are again selected to go into Coterie by Wildeberg. All fruit is hand-harvested in February from selected sites in Franschhoek and Paarl. Both cultivars are fermented whole bunch, with some whole berry fruit, there is no crush, just a daily pump over during the natural fermentation. We want to express place over cultivar so this slow, gentle extraction gives wines truer of origin than winery. The components are racked to French and Austrian oak, new and old, for 20 months before the blend is decided. This blend is then allowed to marry for 6 weeks prior to coarse filtration and bottling on the farm.

Tasting notes

A fresh and vibrant nose of crushed red fruits, hints of redcurrant and wild plum with lightly herbal notes, cloves and star anise. Plush and richly flavoured with ripe black fruit, a savoury mid palate and subtle, gently spicy oak backed by juicy acidity. The rich fruit is offset by fine tannins on an attractively muscular finish.

Food match

Grilled meats, especially lamb and spiced meat dishes.

Awards

2021 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2022

Silver

2019 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

Silver

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