#202 Fairview Pegleg Carignan 2020
VIDEO CONTENTS INDEX:
00:00 – WHO WAS THE ORIGINAL PEGLEG?
00:36 – SA’S FIRST BLOCK OF CARIGNAN AND EVENTS FROM 1981?
01:13 – WHERE DOES CARIGNAN COME FROM?
01:31 – CARIGNAN AND THE GREAT WINE LAKE
02:33 – WHAT DO AMPELOGRAPHERS SAY ABOUT CARIGNAN?
03:14 – WHAT DOES THE PEGLEG CARIGNAN TASTE LIKE?
The oldest block of Carignan in the country. This bushvine block was planted in 1981 in Malmesbury shale soils on the Swartland side of the Paardeberg. The Basson family who owns this particular block should not be confused with the Basson Family who own South Africa’s oldest Cinsault block in Wellington, even though doing so would make for a much more charming narrative. Charles Back was one of the first South African wine pioneers to understand the value of the rich heritage of old vines that South Africa has. The Pegleg Carignan is just one of a number of old vine expressions within both the Fairview and Spice Route stables.
👃🏼 A fairly open nose of chalk, fresh leather, oreganum, cherry fruit, plum fruit, and a pop of purple flowers. Very subtle hint of cedar.
👄 Quite tight and savoury up front, with notes roasted tomato, sour cherry, and pomegranate. And then some sweeter black cherry emerges from beneath the initial red fruit entry. The palate is a reticent up front, but it’s the texture that speaks loudest; these lovely chalky tannins, and the impression of cherry and plum skins. The tart sour cherry fruit lingers for ages.
🔬Wine of Origin Swartland. 100% Carignan. ABV 13.74%. Fruit is harvested from the oldest Carignan block in the country – planted on shale soils in Malmesbury. Fermented in wooden open-top fermenters, and matured in oak for 11 months.
💰 R200.00 (as of May 2022)
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