‘Sophie’ is a new addition to the stable. She is named after Francois’ daughter born in 2020, joining her older brother ‘Daniel’ in the family lineup. ‘Sophie’ is a reinvention on a Cape classic which traditionally involved Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsaut; Francois’ preference for Cabernet Franc as a more vivid and brighter wine led to this blend. The Cabernet Franc hails from southern Stellenbosch, receiving those very helpful False Bay breezes. The Cinsaut comes from Darling, which is a district almost entirely surrounded by the Swartland, a bit west of Malmesbury. It’s a much warmer and drier climate here, bringing deep, ripe red fruit flavors to the blend. ‘Sophie’ has already earned acclaim on its maiden release, earning 5 stars from Platter’s Wine Guide.
Blackwater Sophie 2020
Region: Western Cape
Raspberry, black currant, and crushed gravel on the nose, which opens slowly to reveal a thread of florals. The palate is brooding, yet opens beautifully to reveal violet, sage, and boysenberry. Black tea-like tannins lead to a grippy texture, and lead to a persistent, intense finish.
12 in stock.
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