Erika Obermeyer Flabbergast CinsaultErika Obermeyer
The name alludes to the astonishing versatility of this rewarding cultivar. Once the country’s most planted grape, this workhorse varietal is experiencing a remarkable resurgence, providing a welcome counterpoint to wines of weight and power. A glorious, fragrant, fresh Cinsault from non-irrigated old bush vines, matured in older oak and concrete. The nose is fleshy and ripe with sweet strawberry compote, red fruits and gentle fynbos notes. Subtle hints of black olives and spice add extra intrigue. The palate delivers a fresh fruited, bright vibrancy, discreet tannins and a pure and focused finish. This is a delightful all-rounder, ‘any time’ wine. Serves lightly chilled.
Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/L
"I strive to capture a true sense of place, whilst authentically expressing the inherent character of the grapes. This hand-crafted range delivers terroir specific wines with captivating flavours, intricacy, superb structure, and outstanding cellaring potential. Erika O is a pint-sized boutique winery, crafting only small batches and offering a very individual product, which mirrors the immense passion, pride and focus.
The wines are refreshing, elegant, beautifully balanced and well suited to food. The intention is to create wines which authentically express South Africa’s unique vineyard sites and exceptional diversity. Consider the Erika O wines as the ultimate ode to the miracle and wonder which is the magnificent South African Winelands.
I have always maintained the following ingredients are essential in the art of crafting a fine wine: true terroir, balance, honesty, and a light touch. They tell a rich and deeply fascinating story of a time, a place and a maker. Please enjoy the wines as much as I relish the extraordinary “soul journey” they have taken me on." - Erika Obermeyer
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