The Fledge & Co.Veld Versnit 2019
Cinsault 70%, Cabernet Franc 20% & Alicante Bouschet 10%
A true shape shifter of a wine – hedonistic Cinsault aromatics of bright red & black hedgerow fruits morph into earthy sweet notes of Alicante, while
gravel, graphite ‘n blue fruits so typical of Cab Franc pop out ever so often. The “chameleon’-like nature is to be expected due to the nature of the vineyard. It’s a joyously juicy wine with firmly restrained tannins & medium to light palate weight with ample spice, fruit & “seriousness” to intrigue and delight. Deserving of accompaniment by rustic country fare – slow roast leg of lamb, waterblommetjiebredie, char-grilled T-bone or venison pie -or simply a selection of charcuterie, fine fromage in good company & much cheer. Best to decant in youth or cellar to experience its full potential & journey in the decades to come.