Catchpole & Co Tresor Quinque 2012
Exciting ultra-premium Bordeaux-blend from cool-climate Botrivier.
R323.00 per bottle (South Africa)
Pronounced “Kwin-Kway” the name means ‘five’ in Latin and refers to the 5 noble cultivars of Bordeaux, all of which are present in this stunning blend. Made up of Cab Fran, Cab Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and a kiss of Merlot. Selected fruit from sea-facing (thus lower yielding) vines is meticulously sorted and the very best placed into new French oak barriques (with a small amount of American and Hungarian, too, for flavour complexity) for 12 months. The wine is then racked into second-fill French barrels for a further 10 months maturation before bottling. The unlabeled bottles have then been resting, until now, in the optimal conditions of the maturation cellar.