The Goose Expression
This is a velvet strucutured wine with subtle tannins for its youth. A very soft wine on the palate. Full-bodied wine with huge complexity showing black cherries on the nose. Herbaceous character and white pepper support. This wine has been made to last 10-15 years.
The Goose Expression
".....mid bright crimson. Low-key but reasonably subtle nose with some leather and some black-fruit quality with a hint of tar. Very impressive tannin management - rather reminds me of a top California Cabernet! Lightly spicy on the finish. Pretty smart! 17/20" Jancis Robinson MW, www.jancisrobinson.com, January 2012
The single-vineyard, site-specific Goose range of Fine Wines are truly unique. It is hand-crafted in high altitude vineyards on the northern slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains, in the heart of the famous Garden Route of South Africa. These unique world-class wines are vineyard specific. The Upper-Langkloof wine ward boasts low annual temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius, creating elegant styled wines with a classic finish. These "cool-climate" wines are exceptional examples of the grape varietals. The very cool and fresh "terroir" allows for late season ripening with the Cabernet Sauvignon harvested as late as May - the latest in South Africa!
Typically, these are complex and sophisticated wines, which are appreciated by wine connoisseurs around the world.
The Goose Expression is the flagship in our range of vineyard specific wine from the Upper-Langkloof Ward near George. Each year we choose the best performing rows of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz from our single-vineyard blocks on the farm and mature it in French Oak for a period of 12-18 months. Since these wines are so vintage and site specific, the percentage combination of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon differs each vintage.
The fruit that goes into the Expression is characterized by its intense forwardness and unique tannin structure. The annual temperature is a mere 17 degrees Celsius, which means a long, even ripening period, which results in grapes of intense fruit, balance, structure and elegance.
Although the blend of the Expression differs every year, we always strive for the herbaceous tones and white pepper flavours of the Shiraz to fuse with the soft, blackberry undertones of the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Goose Wines - gold from the heights of the Garden Route.
Cultivar: 67% Shiraz, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
Area: 100% Wine of Origin Upper-Langkloof
Type: Dry Red Wine
Bottling Date: December 2009
Fermentation: 50% First Fill French Oak, 40% Second Fill French Oak, 10% Unwooded
VA: 0.65 g/L
Total SO2: 41 mg/L
Total Acid: 6.2 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/L
An amalgam of berries, spice, wood integration and trademark herbaceous character and white pepper support. A very soft wine on the palate, yet full bodied with huge complexity. Designed to mature 10 years after vintage.
R 175.00 per bottle. Available in cases of 6's.
The Expression will partner any heavy, rich meat dish to perfection. Think Oxtail, stews and Beef Steak ro even game and venison.
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