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Andrew studied Literature and Sociology at UCT before setting off on a global trek that saw him working under the seas of the Caribbean, on the snow covered slopes of the Canadian Rockies and writing for a variety of financial and travel institutions. Now at home in Cape Town, Andrew’s passions for wine and writing are married on this blog.
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When wine and words mingle: Flagstone Poetry range Posted on October 25 2012 by
What would wine be without words? Ok, still amazing, we agree. However, imagine not having the tool of language to express your great love of a certain wine? Flagstone Poetry reviewed by Winemag.
Words. We see thousands of words every day, but how often do we appreciate the immense power that they hold over us. Usually not until we are appreciating their beauty through a gripping poem or novel. Flagstone, whose motto encourages us to ‘Trust your Taste', echoes this sentiment through their Poetry range. They believe that "good poetry requires the perfect juxtaposition of words, and even syllables, to illuminate a moment, an emotion and even a dream".
Much like poetry, this range is about capturing the essence of wine – openly honest and precise. What would wine be without words? Ok, still amazing, we agree. However, imagine not having the tool of language to express your great love of a certain wine? So while you are enjoying your bottle of Poetry wine, keep in mind the beauty and complexity that exists in the world of wine and words.
There are two wines in the range: The Flagstone Poetry Merlot 2010, and the Flagstone Poetry Sauvignon Blanc.
Flagstone Poetry Merlot 2010
A warm, rich ruby red liquid rapidly glugs out as I tilt the bottle ‚ this wine is eager to be drank! A strong nose at the start, it settles given some time and opens up wonderful aromas of red fruits, cigar box and mint. A ‚textbook' Merlot nose. Well integrated wood with spicy undertones. On the palate: slightly acidic, deep rich fruity flavours and a long finish. Lots of depth. Could be stored for another few years to enhance integration. This wine is great value for money selling for only R46p/b.
Flagstone Poetry Sauvignon Blanc
If you love Sauvignon Blanc's you should really try the Flagstone Poetry Sauvignon Blanc. With amazing value at only R36p/b it is definitely worth it! This wine is a fresh, acidic, young wine. The nose is full of citrus and melons with a slight hint of green figs. It has a lively mouth with a lingering aftertaste and a soft finish.