Flagstone Longitude 2002

On the nose there is an explosion of sweet cherry and ripe raspberry aromas. There is an enticing spicy vanilla background, with crushed cashew nuts and a twist of fresh mint. The palate is all about silky tannin and length. The bright flavours of cherry, strawberry and youngberry and woven together with smooth cedar wood, a touch of cumin and rosemary. It finishes with unexpected power and an explosion of plum and chocolate.

Carpaccio of springbok.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz ]
winery : Flagstone Winery
winemaker : Bruce Jack
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.71 % vol  pH : 3.27  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

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, always with Pinotage as a component. 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 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.

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