Monday, February 17, 2014

WOW: Feelin' Spicy?!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Feelin' Spicy?!  Try "The Pepper Pot!"
Line 39 Wines
Do you have cabin fever?  Need to spice things up inside?  Try Edgebaston's "The Pepper Pot!"

This Syrah based blend is sure to turn up the temperature and pair well with everyday fare.  AND, at just over $15 per bottle, this bottle will be a good investment in trying a new wine from a new world market - South Africa!

Product Description

"The Finlayson family is synonymous with modern era winemaking in the Cape region.  Three generations of Finlayson's have played an important role in the Cape's modern wine industry.  Dr Maurice Finlayson, a pathologist originally from Inverness in Scotland started the family wine business at Hartenberg farm in Stellenbosch.  It was here that his son Walter started his career that would take him on to Blaauwklippen where he twice won the award of 'South African winemaker of the year.'  Walter then started and built up Glen Carlou in Paarl and was joined by his son David in 1994.  David qualified as a winemaker at Elsenburg Agricultural college in Stellenbosch as Dux student and then proceeded to travel the world gaining winemaking experience at first in Australia (Peter Lehmann Wines) and then in France at the world renowned Chateau Margaux.  In 2004, having sold Glen Carlou, David bought the farm Woodlands, a portion of the original Edgebaston farm, which is situated near the fringes of the town on the slopes of the Simonsberg facing North East through to South East.  It was decided to rename the farm and wines to Edgebaston as this was the area in England that his mother was born and raised in. " - Winery Notes

Edgebaston "Pepper Pot" 2012 Tasting Notes

The Pepper Pot Red Blend was created to show the fresh, fruity and spice driven flavors of the Rhone varietals, Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Tannat. The colour is youthful and purple red. The nose has crushed black pepper and mulberries. Pure, clean, dark red berry flavors flow on to a smooth palate.
Blend: 72% Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre, 7% Cinsaut, 7% Grenache, 7% Tannat

Edgebaston "Pepper Pot" 2012 Pairings

Pure, clean dark red berry flavors flow onto a smooth palate with sufficient structure to warrant enjoyment with food such as Gourmet Pizza with Carpaccio and rocket salad.

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