Although wine sales and distribution are currently prohibited we can still work wonders with your imagination. Imagine winning a bottle of the limited release the. Cabernet Franc, which currently sells for R5 000 per bottle. That dream can become a reality for one lucky wine enthusiast.
However, before we tell you what you need to do to secure your place in the draw let’s give you some background on this wine collector’s dream wine.
the. journey started in 2013, when Niels Verburg of Luddite Wines situated in the Bot River area, and Brian Smith of Elgin Ridge Wines in the Elgin Valley met for lunch at Terroirs, just off Trafalgar Square in London.
As was the custom when these two great friends and ‘regional neighbours’ ‘ get together, the lunch started early and finished late. This particular catch up, however, would forever be marked as the beginning of something quite exceptional. Whilst drinking a Cabernet Franc from the Loire, they hatched the idea of producing a world class South African Cabernet Franc.
“We can produce a far better wine than this” one stated, referring to the bottle of Saumur Champigny they were drinking, and thus began the collaboration and creation of the.
It was a journey that started with a rather interesting challenge. Neither Elgin Ridge nor Luddite had plantings of the varietal. Niels proved resourceful and sourced grapes from a neighbour, and a ton of their finest Cabernet Franc was secured for the. 2014 vintage.
the. first vintage of just 900 bottles was released in September 2018, in elegant three-bottle wooden presentation cases. Niels and Brian added a touch of their personalities as a “serving suggestion” too – each case of the. has a bottle labelled ‘DRINK’, ‘KEEP’ and ‘SHARE WITH A FRIEND’.
As in the case of its predecessor, the current release 2015 vintage has become a collector’s dream. This is without a doubt a wine to add to any aficionado’s exclusive collection!
To enter this once-in-a-lifetime competition click on this link http://www.elginridge.com/the-best-wine-competition-ever-for-christmas-in-july. Competition closes on 14 August.