The Earth’s mantle thrusts up above the gentle town of Franschhoek, a wild slice of untamed mountain on which sits a farm named Wildeberg. An established wine region for some 350 years, sensible generations never thought to plant a vine here until a happy band of idealists recently craned their necks up at this hillside and, dizzy with hope, decided to give it a go. Franschhoek is on the very edge of the south-eastern corner of the Cape’s venerable Coastal Region, indeed Wildeberg’s property border runs over the top of the mountain where the Coastal Region gives way to the baboon-strewn road to Grabouw and the wider Western Cape.
Wildeberg Coterie Cabernet Franc Malbec 2019
Another Terroir Series release, a beautiful blend of 67% Cabernet Franc, 33% Malbec. Quite a serious wine with a furrowed brow, this is a textural, gently muscular and tight expression of Cab Franc Malbec. Very aromatic and complex, bursting with red cherry and plum flavours. It has a long lingering finish with a hint of vanilla. It is simply stunning!