2020 Warwick Professor Black Pitch Black

15.75 13.02
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Stellenbosch (Appellatie)
Winery Warwick
Year 2020
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2028
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The Warwick Professor Black Pitch Black from the South African top wine house Warwick is also called the South African Bordeaux because this wine is made in the style of a classic Bordeaux inspired by the wines that came from Simonsberg in the mid-twentieth century. It's a Bordeaux blend, but blended with cinsault, as was the norm in Stellenbosch over 50 years ago. All grape varieties except Cinsault are destemmed and fermented on the skins for 2-3 weeks before being pressed and aged in French barriques for a period of 18 months. The cinsault is fermented with whole bunches in stainless steel. The assembly and a light filtration take place just before bottling.

In the glass the wine is purple in color with dark berries in the nose, wild strawberries, violets and herbs fill the glass. The taste is rich and structured with fine tannins and a bright and penetrating freshness thanks to cinsault. The finish is long and intense with flavors of blackcurrant and violet. Delicious with rack of lamb from the grill. Also delicious with a tournedos with pepper sauce.

Warwick Estate is located near Stellenbosch, on the way to Paarl. This winery has a long history that dates back to the year 1791. In the time between 1791 and 1920 it had a different name and was called "Good Success". This name was changed to Warwick by the then owner Alexander Gordon after the Warwickshire regiment in which he served. In 1964, Stan and Norma Ratcliffe purchased the estate and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon. At that time they sold the grapes and did not use them for their own production, even though Norma wanted to. She studied winemaking and a wine cellar was built. The first Vintage from Warwick was 1984. Stan and Norma's son Mike have been at the helm of the company for several years now. He is helped by winemaker Louis Nel.

Warwick wines are certified organic, which means that no artificial fertilizers, chemical pesticides and no pesticides such as herbicides are used. At Warwick, they go one step further and determine the sun and moon phases of the harvesting and pruning activities.

GOOD FACT: in the tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet of the wine. We will automatically send you this when you order the wine.

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Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Stellenbosch (Appellatie)
Winery Warwick
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras
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