The Last Word
We’re interested in getting the subtle fruit flavours out of the grapes and so we make our port slightly differently to most other people.
What’s in a Name?
At Flagstone we aim to make wine that respects our 350 year old winemaking heritage, while always celebrating the magnificence of nature. We want to make gorgeous wines that stimulate your brain as much as they please your taste buds.
That is why we give our wines special names. The ethereal dark red berry flavours and aromas of this typically dense, complex Late Bottled Vintage are a great way to finish off an evening meal – having of course The Last Word.
Our very ripe grapes are picked at 28° Balling and fortified at 10° Balling with Brandy.
By fortifying a fermenting wine with barrel-aged brandy we stop the wildly raging, spontaneous fermentation in its tracks.
This is the traditional South African way of weaving the ethereal flavours and aromas of fermentation into the typical dense, complex and tannic structure of our handmade reds. Giving us a wine with fabulous structure and the fruitiness and spiciness of shiraz, but with a little bit of sugar, making it a perfect pairing from something sweet.
What’s in the name
This wine is intended to be the final flourish that finishes off a delectable meal and a wonderful evening.
Bright red sapphire on the edges, following into dark intense ruby red.
Aromas of very ripe, dark red fruit, cocoa and toasty vanilla are wrapped up in the warm, spicy oak flavours of cinnamon and nutmeg.
The sweet red berry combines with tanginess of dried apricots and peaches, while the sweet plum fruit compote lingers and ends with a comforting, warm sensation.
Barrel matured in 75% American and 25% French oak for 3 years.
Enjoy now or keep for up to 15 years.
Love For The Last Word
- 3.5 Stars 2013 John Platter Wine Guide
- 100% Pinotage
Perfect with chocolate covered figs, biscotti and Gorgonzola cheese.
This is an obvious fireside-and-Nina Simone choice, but also a splendid accompaniment for a rainy evening in the bath while reading T.S. Eliot.
- Alcohol 19%
- Residual Sugar 102.8 g/l
- Total Acid 5.6 g/l
- pH 3.55