Warwick Trilogy 2018
Warwick Trilogy 2018
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021: 97 points / Platinum
Platter's 2021: 94 points
Tim Atkin 2020: 95 points
Wine Spectator 2021: 91 points
Robert Parker 2021: 90 points
The Trilogy was first made as Warwick's flagship in 1986, and is an item that the company has a lot of feelings about. A blend of three Bordeaux red varieties.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of cassis, lavender, cedar, tobacco, blackberry, black and red fruits, sweet spice, dried herbs, oak and pencil lead. Beautiful and smooth acid, condensed fruit flavor and rich and rich taste. The body is thick and strong. Powerful, delicate and finesse, smooth, beautiful and silky to the touch. Concentrated and rich fruit flavors of blackberry and cassis continue from start to finish, creating a powerful and elegant wine that is typical of Warwick. A masterpiece that blends only the top cuvees of Warwick's main varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Roasted beef, lamb, teppanyaki, yakiniku (sauce and wasabi), green peppers, bitter green vegetables such as green peppers, and root vegetables.
Country of origin/production area
south africa stellenbosch
*Depending on the stock situation, the vintage of the wine to be shipped may differ from the description. If you are interested in vintage, please contact us before ordering.
red full body
55% Cabernet Franc, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot
Warwick is one of South Africa's leading boutique wineries in the Stellenbosch region. Dating back to 1771, the farm has a long history.
In 1964, former owners Stan and Norma Ratcliffe purchased Warwick, a former fruit farm. Viticulture started in 1981 with a focus on classic Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon).
Norma Ratcliffe's dedication to winemaking made her one of the first female Cape winemakers. Warwick's "First Lady" series is a tribute to her achievements.
The first release on the Warwick label was in 1984. Since then, it has won many awards both at home and abroad, and has grown into one of South Africa's leading brands and established its position.
The winery is located at an altitude of 240-360m in the hills of the Simmonsberg Mountains, called the Red Wine Zone of Stellenbosch. This high position allows cool southeasterly winds to blow the vineyards in spring and summer.
Warwick has a variety of slopes and different clay-rich soil types that produce unique terroirs and complex, characterful wines. The main soil types are granitic oak leaf and tukul. The vineyard has cool east facing, south east facing, south facing and slightly warmer west facing slopes. One of the top Cabernet Francs representing South Africa is produced here in Warwick, and its fields are on the south and southwest slopes.
One of the things we take care in growing is that irrigation is kept to a minimum to express the unique terroir of this farm.
Over the last ten years, we have also recognized the importance of biodiversity and strived to maintain a balance between nature and winemaking.
Our soils have a high clay content so the need for irrigation is very low and some fields require no irrigation at all.
Cover crops, such as legumes and radishes, planted in the winter months improve soil health, organic matter and microbial activity, and reduce the need for herbicides. As a result, many earthworms live in the soil.
And when it comes to pest control, we rely on natural predators. Everything is cultivated and managed with respect for biodiversity. As a result, the problem of snails, weevils and other harmful insects is cleared.
Warwick's philosophy is to never compromise on quality. We aim to perform at the highest level in all that we do. And the wine we aim for is elegance. It is a slightly modest classic style to express it.
●Cap: Cork ●Cultivation/Manufacturing: Each variety is harvested separately, destemmed, and placed in stainless steel tanks for skin contact for 20-40 days. During that time, pump over 3-4 times a day, depending on the astringency structure. Pressed after fermentation and malolactic fermentation in barrels and tanks. Then transferred to French oak for 24 months (55% new, 2% 3rd year, 42% 4th year). Finally, only the best barrels are selected and blended.
Aging potential: Vintage +10-15 years
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