Case of Waterford Antigo
Antigo, meaning rose-gold, refers to the red, clay rich soils found on the North-eastern slopes of the Estate. Compared to the Table Mountain sandstone and Granite on our other Cabernet vineyards, the grapes from the Antigo block produce wines with more plush, elegant fruit aromatics. The clay and coolness of the site also reduces stress and therefore creates tannins which are softer, sweeter, and more integrated. The blend is driven by Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot adding complexity and depth.
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
The Waterford Antigo takes its name from the colour of the soils in which the specific Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard, that makes up majority of the blend, is planted. Waterford Estate is located on the Helderberg Mountain, which is renowned for producing the best red wines in South Africa, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. The red clay and rich soils of this vineyard bring softer and plush elegant fruit to the aromatics. They also create
tannins which are richer softer and sweeter to what we are used to on Waterford Estate.
A delicious hearty dish pairs perfectly with this wine, the plush red fruits notes will be perfectly complimented with meaty casseroles and a roast leg of lamb.
2020 | Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2023 - Double Gold
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