Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2011
The first South African wine was made by Jan van Riebeeck over 350 years ago from vines planted in Constantia. Groot Constantia, established by Commander Simon van der Stel of the VOC, was South Africa’s first wine farm.
After building a solid background in viticulture at his vineyards in the Netherlands, he arrived at the Cape supply station in 1679.
This wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc in the lead, with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon supporting.
On the nose: the wine has a deep ruby colour; it shows an abundance of ripe dark fruit such as blackberries and ripe cherries.
On the palate: backed by the careful use of French oak barrels. time in the glass also reveals undertones of fresh red fruit. the ripe black fruit follows on the palate is supported by firm yet fine tannins, which promises good maturation potential.