Florence | By Aaldering Winemakers Selection 2018
This wonderful blend of our estate varieties results in a fruit driven blend with expressive aromas teeming with ample deep red cherry fruit, cigar smoke, and decadent sweet caramel with soft smooth polished tannins. Attractive red fruit, plums and cassis aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon combine well with black pepper undertones from the Shiraz. The palate is brimming with crunchy fruit with supple tannins and a velvety finish. Attractive herb and cherry on the nose, then succulent and spicy, generously proportioned cherry-ish fruit softened by background vanilla oak.
The Florence range was introduced to offer exciting and youthful blends that can be enjoyed regularly. The range was named after the only granddaughter of Marianne & Fons Aaldering, Florence. From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which also means ‘’prosperous’’ and ‘’to blossom’’.
|Variety||Blend - Red|
|BlendPercent||41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Shiraz, 22% Pinotage, 15% Merlot|
|FoodSuggest||Pate, game, carbonade flamande, braised abalone, red bell pepper, coriander, rosemary.|
|Ageing||Enjoy right now or age up to 6-8 years. Bottled with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 16-18°C/61-64°F.|
- Range: Florence