Perdeberg The Dryland Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 &Tracy Foulkes’s Lamb Chops with Chimichurri – 17.05.2017

Perdeberg The Dryland Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The Perdeberg Winery does wine the hard way.  Most of their supplier vineyards are dry land farmed bush vines.  This means smaller bunches and smaller berries.  Smaller berries result in a higher ration of skin to juice, adding colour aroma and flavour.

A couple of years ago, Perdeberg Winery released The Dry Land Collection. The grapes for Perdeberg The Dryland Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 come from 20 year old vines which deliver an even-handed 8 tons per hectare.  The vineyards are in maritime regions which means cooling ocean breezes.

Albertus taking a sample from a barrel using a ‘wine thief’

The elevation in the cellar takes place with the same care as all of Perdeberg’s wines, under the professional care of Albertus Louw and his team.  Open top fermenters are used with regular punch downs. Fine French oak barrels are used for maturation, adding oak and oak spice flavours and supporting the excellent fruit.  The wine will age well when cellared under ideal conditions.

Cabernet Sauvignon on the vine

It looks like
Bottled under a natural cork closure in a Bordeaux shaped bottle with and elegant label with calligraphy and an illustration of dry land vines. In the glass, the wine is an opaque rich plum ruby which pales out to garnet at the rim.

It smells like
Classical Cabernet whiffs, blackcurrants, fynbos herbs and minty eucalyptus.

It tastes like
A generosity of fruit, prune plums, cherries and blueberries. Layered palate with excellent cashmere tannins and acidity interwoven with the fruit and oak in the long ending.

Tracy Foulkes’s Lamb Chops with Chimichurri

It’s good with
This is a food wine, whether it’s a braai, a midweek supper or the traditional Sunday Roast lunch.  It is a great glass on its own when you need it.  It is a dream with Tracy Foulkes’s Lamb Chops with Chimichurri.  Click here for her recipe.

Tracy Foulkes

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