Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 & Alida Ryder’s Bolognese Pasta Bake – 10.04.2017

Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Glen Carlou, named for the three daughters of a previous owner, has produced exciting wines for over thirty years. And while they tend to fly below the radar, they continue to wine awards, and continue to attract visitors to their beautifully situated winery with its excellent restaurant and stunning views.

Glen Carlou Cellar, Tasting Room & Restaurant

The Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is made from grapes harvested on the Estate which are brought to the cellar, destalked and then allowed to ferment in open top and some closed 10-ton stainless steel tanks. During this time, three pump overs took place each day. Later, there was a two to three-week maceration on the skins before being pressed and taken to second fill French Oak Barrels for 15 months. This wine, if correctly stored will last well into the 2020s.

Cabernet Sauvignon, ripening on the vine

It looks like
Bottled in a Bordeaux shaped bottle under a natural cork closure, In the glass, an opaque bloodplum which pales out to ruby garnet at the rim.

It smells like
Blackcurrants, red salad peppers and an undertow of oak and its concomitant spices.

It tastes like
Red, black and blue berries. Soft plums. A real generosity of fruit in a wine of perfect harmony, soft interwoven tannins and a long refreshing ending.

Alida Ryder’s Bolognese Pasta Bake

It’s good with
This is the ideal bottle for after dinner when the evening is winding down. It is wonderful with meat, with full flavoured vegetarian dishes, especially with porcini poking their heads out in the forests and even on the pavements in the higher parts of Newlands in Cape Town. Oftentimes, we want a really good bottle of wine with a well-cooked dish for our midweek supper. Alida Ryder’s Bolognese Pasta Bake is a perfect dish – like all of hers, packed with flavour and easy to make.  Click here for her recipe.

Alida Ryder

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