Fledge & Co. Katvis
Young couple, Leon Coetzee and Margaux Nel (7th generation winemaker at Boplaas in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo), make a proper Pinot Noir that punches way above its weight all at a pocket friendly price. Cracking Pinot from an assortment of vineyards in Grabouw, Elgin, Tradouw and the family farm where they make it, in Calitzdorp, the Karoo. Fermented in traditional lagars with a portion of whole bunches, matured 9 months in old French barrels then bottled unfined, unfiltered. Named after the truly resilient catfish, as Leon calls it, “a most unexpected fish.”
Tasting Note: bright red & ripe black cherry, rose hip, Turkish Delight, cranberry, bright spice, undertones of forest floor and musk all cloistered by ripe tannin, oak spice & savoury finish.
Pairs perfectly with grilled duck breasts, braised lamb shoulder, beef Wellington, coq au vin & other farm fare favourites, as well as soft fromage & charcuterie or simply sipped on its own. Best decanted & served lightly chilled.