La Vierge Nymphomane 2015

La Vierge Nymphomane 2015
£20.25 / bottle£230.85 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: South Africa
Wine style: Smooth Elegant Red
Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Grape variety: Malbec
Grape variety: Merlot
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine region: Walker Bay
Drink: Now to 2025
ABV: 14.5%

Tasting Notes

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La Vierge is a relatively young vineyard based in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley in the Walker Bay wine region of South Africa. In keeping with the Garden of Eden theme of the winery, this wine is called Nymphomane because of its elegant, some say feminine, style, a result partly of the cool maritime climate. Yields at this winery are low which helps to provide complexity and concentration to the wine.

A blend of Bordeaux grapes, this wine demonstrates and combines the characteristics expected from each grape in the blend - blackcurrant, black cherries and structure from the dominant Cabernet Sauvignon, leafy herbaceousness from the Cabernet Franc, damsons, a hint of violet and texture from the Malbec and red fruits from the Merlot. It is therefore quite a complex wine yet elegant with a punchy, blackcurrant finish. Tannins are dry and firm suggesting this wine will keep on developing over the next few years. If you are a fan of left bank Bordeaux and other Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wines, this is definitely one for you.

Food Pairing

Drink with red meat, game, hard cheese

Producer's Notes

"This exciting new blend explores the marriage of Bordeaux varieties from vines situated in the Hemel en Aarde Ridge. This wine shows the balanced and structured contribution of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with the fruity flesh from the Malbec. This wine expresses the typical Cabernet Sauvignon profile of blueberry and mulberry, while the Cabernet Franc shows floral and subtle dried herb characters. The Merlot and Malbec bring the vibrant red berry and juiciness to the palate."

A Bordeaux blend from South Africa with lots of fruit and herbaceous flavours and firm tannins. This is an elegant wine, considered to be feminine in style

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