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Warwick Three Cape Ladies

The Three Cape Ladies was the very first Cape Blend to be bottled in South Africa. It is a unique three way blend of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. A further sanctification of what can be achieved with the incredible Stellenbosch terroir and its ability to deliver fantastic appealing wines. The wine was matured in French oak barrels for 27 months before blending and bottling.

R215,00

Alcohol
14.5%

Region
Simonsberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Variety
60% Pinotage, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc

More Information - Warwick Three Cape Ladies

The nose is inviting with a floral top note of roses, sweet cherry, and hints of plum. The palate is medium bodied with lots of fruit, dark berry compote, rhubarb, supported by well-integrated oak, with a hint of warm spices. Fine tannins give strength and backbone and will allow the wine to bottle age well. Ready to enjoy now, but will gain complexity over the next 3-5 years.

Back Story & Wine Information

Warwick emerged on the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene in 1964 when Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought the estate and started developing the land with an extensive focus on the classic Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Through determination and commitment, Norma Ratcliffe became one of the Cape’s first female winemakers – and one of its most illustrious wine personalities, whose legacy is immortalised in the Warwick “First Lady” range.The first wine under the Warwick label was released in 1984, then named “La Femme Bleu” – “Blue Lady” as it is known today. Two years later, in 1986, the Warwick Trilogy – a three varietal Bordeaux-style blend – was released and has since been recognised as a truly iconic wine, with multiple vintages adorning some of the greatest wine lists in the world. Throughout the years, Warwick’s wines have won many awards, firmly establishing the brand as a South African icon.

Pairing
Seared duck breast with cherry sauce

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