Flagstone Longitude 2011

On the nose there is an explosion of plums and dark berries. Spicy undertones and hints of crushed cashew nuts and fresh mint gives this wine dimension. The palate is all about silky tannins and length. Bright flavours of plum and berries combined with the subtle tannins, makes this a smooth wine on the palate. It finishes with unexpected power and an explosion of chocolate that lingers.

A great accompaniment to seasoned and spiced Karoo lamb chops on the braai, in fact lamb pairs exceptionally well with Longitude in almost any shape or form.It also goes well with roasted vegetarian dishes, like lentil and tomato baked with layers of sweet potato like a lasagna.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Shiraz, 25% Malbec
winery : Flagstone Winery
winemaker : .
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Our ancient soils and equable, warm climate happily conspire to grow soft-structured, juicy red wines that taste different from the rest of the world. The essence of our Longitude is painstaking blending. It must feel soft, but have intriguing; lingering tannin and flavour, and it must offer unbeatable value for money.

The building depicted on the front label is the Time Ball Tower, which stands above our barrel maturation tunnel. In olden times every ship’s captain kept a beady eye on the ball, which used to drop down the mast at exactly noon every day. He could then check the accuracy of his chronometer and be able to calculate Longitude more accurately at sea.

in the cellar : Winemaker Notes
The secret to crafting our Longitude is painstaking blending, using the three varieties we think do consistently brilliantly in our environment - Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec. We want to accentuate a unique South African combination of accessibility and complex diversity. Longitude must taste juicy and fruity. It must feel soft, but have intriguing, lingering tannins and flavour. Most importantly it must always offer unbeatable value for money.

The Cabernet Sauvignon gives structure and presence, the Shiraz adds a spicy, velvety mouth-feel and Malbec is there for an extra dollop of juicy, ripe red fruit flavour.

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