Gerhard Swart the Award-Winning winemaker at Flagstone Winery looks back at the 350 years of wine making in the Cape to continue ahead celebrating the magnificence and abundance of nature. Wines that make you think while you drink. Wines packed with character and flavours. The wines have special names, The Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay 2016 refers to the Robert Frost poem whose lines appear on the label.
The grapes for this wine were picked in February for optimum ripeness. After gentle pressing, the juice was fermented and matured for six months in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Bottled under screw cap to ensure freshness and longevity, this wine van be enjoyed now or carefully cellared for up to five years from vintage.
From a Burgundy bottle, closed with a screwcap. The label is a typically busy Flagstone label, very clear about the name of the wine. In the glass, the wine is a pale gold with lime green flashes. The nose is broad with wonderful layers of white flowers, citrus of the lemon and lime persuasion and oak and its concomitant spices, vanilla, cinnamon. From entry, there is a bright golden thread of acidity which runs through the generous mid-palate to the long and gently waning aftertaste.
Not a quaffer, but certainly a sipper at sundown. Don’t think it needs a roast as an accompaniment, a well prepared and tasty midweek supper dish like Ina Paarman’s delicious and easy to make Chipolata Oven bake with Char Grilled Shallots is a great match. The Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay 2016 is that packed with favour. Click HERE for Ina’s recipe.
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