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Blaauwklippen Zinfandel 2019

Product information "Blaauwklippen Zinfandel 2019"
The Blaauwklippen Zinfandel is a multi-faceted red wine that impresses with its complexity already on the nose. Fruity aromas of cranberries and sour cherries are underpinned by spicy cinnamon and notes of liquorice and dark chocolate are surrounded by delicate floral hints. On the palate, the Blaauwklippen Zinfandel scores with its texture and good tannin structure. Mineral notes and a hint of tobacco in the long-lasting finish make the taste experience of the red wine perfect. Enjoy the Blaauwklippen Zinfandel, which was matured for twelve months in French oak, either pure or with dishes with duck or dark meat. But also a light curry or well matured hard cheese are a recommendable combination to the Blaauwklippen Zinfandel.

Awards

Jg. 2019
4 John Platter Stars, Veritas Silver
Goes With:
Vintage
2019
Winery
Blaauwklippen
Grape Variety
Roter Zinfandel
Bottle Top
Cork
Origin
South Africa
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Price
€18.95*
Price/Liter
€25.27*
Filling Quantity
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength
14,5 % Vol.
Acidity
6,1 g/l
Residual Sugar
2,9 g/l
In the Cellar
Matured in French oak for 12 months.
Serve at
16-18 °C
Best Before
2029
Allergen
Contains Sulphite
Producer
Blaauwklippen, Strand Road R44, 7600, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Importer
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany

Blaauwklippen – one of three Zinfandel producers at the Cape

The Blaauwklippen vineyard achieved international fame mainly through its successful variations of the Zinfandel grape variety. The estate was the first in the Cape to plant vineyards with Zinfandel in 1977. For decades, Blaauwklippen has been producing Zinfandel at a world-class level – as one of South Africa's three Zinfandel producers. On the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountains, other red grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Shiraz are also planted on the rich granite soils. White grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc also find good conditions here to produce high-quality and harmoniously balanced premium wines.

Blaauwklippen: How the winery got its name

The blue-grey granite soil has another meaning for the winery: it is said to have inspired the second owner of the farm, Guillaume Niel, to give the estate its original name "De Blaauwe Klippen" in 1700. Translated, this means something like "blue stones" – a reference to the granite rocks, which are grey-brown on the outside but blue on the inside. For winemaker Narina Cloete, it is important – and a challenge – to express the characteristics of the respective grape variety and terroir: "This creates an interesting difference and drinking experience in our wine range." Wine lovers can discover this enjoyment experience for themselves at Blaauwklippen's Tasting House, for example. 

Blaauwklippen offers many activities for visitors 

But a visit to the traditional estate has much more to offer. Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest wine estates in the country. For more than three hundred years, the winegrowers here have been producing South African wine of the highest quality. In addition, the estate is one of the founding members of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, an integral part for every enthusiastic wine tourist in South Africa. The main focus at Blaauwklippen has always been on the customer. The Blaauwklippen Blending Competition, for example, is the first and still the only competition in South Africa that is not aimed at producers but directly at connoisseurs. The Family Market with arts and crafts and live music also makes Blaauwklippen a popular destination in the Winelands on weekends.