LE ROUX EN FOURIE CARIGNAN 2012
Veritas 2017: Bronze
The vineyard is situated at the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains resides Le Roux & Fourie Vignerons on Buitenstekloof farm.
Barrel aging takes place for 24 months in a selection of French oak barrels. Fermentation takes place for 14 days at 23⁰C. Yeast used – Zymaflore. Malolactic fermentation takes place 100% in barrel.
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/l; pH: 3.60; Alcohol: 14.0%; Total Acid: 6.0 g/l; Free SO2: 8 mg/l
This is one of only 2 100% pure Carignan produced in the whole of South Africa and with only 1800 bottles a year you are drinking a part of history. The sweet floral raspberry and strawberry flavours of the bouquet, creates harmony with the smoked plum and spice of the wine, standing up to the best of heavy dishes when pairing it with food.
Beef fillet with black pepper, braised pork belly with peppercorn sauce, cabbage soup with crispy bacon, duck breast with cherry sauce, lamb chops on the fire or game biltong.