Wine Fairview, "La Capra" Pinotage, 2015
Reviews of purchase Fairview, "La Capra" Pinotage, 2015
Wine of deep ruby red color with purple highlights.
The wine has a pleasant, charming taste elastic texture, hints of cherry, soft tannins and a long finish.
The elegant fruity aroma of wine is dominated by notes of sweet berries and ripe plums.
Wine is disclosed in conjunction with barbecue, barbecue, sweet and sour Chinese dishes and dishes seasoned with curry.
Wine line "La Capra" have bright festive flavor, as if taking us to the festival "La Capra", where the wine flows like water, laughter fills the air and dancing last until dawn! This festival was coined by the owner of the winery Feirvyu - Charles Beck. The label shows a range of wines goat (Italian - "la capra") - one of the protagonists of the annual Oktoberfest, which always opens goat runs. Stylized Goat Tower on the label - it is the main attraction of the economy, built about 30 years ago. This building - one of the most popular among tourists coming to Paarl. In a brick tower height of 20 meters only live goat that differ according to Beck, exemplary behavior. "The Tower - a sign of respect to my Saanen goats, because I owe them no less than his father's vineyard."
The grapes for "La Capra" Pinotage is going mainly to non-irrigated vineyards in the Paarl and Agter-Paarl, as well as in the Swartland and Piekenierskloof. Grapes were desteblirovan, whole berries fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine is aged in old French and American barrels for 9 months. Storage capacity of wine is 5 years.
Development of virgin lands in the vineyard Fairview, located at the foot of Paarl, in recent years has led to the excavation of prehistoric stone tools, proving the presence here of hominids about 700 000 years ago. Probably at the end of the first millennium AD hills are home to nomads from the north, which gave them the name of Hoi An. These peaceful people remained there until the arrival of the first European settlers in the Cape in the mid 1600s. The official date of formal demarcation Fairview farm is 1693. A plot of land in the south-western slopes of Paarl Mountain was given to Steven Verwey (believed he was one of the French Huguenots, who fled from the Protestant persecution in Europe in 1688). Only six years later, in 1699 was released the first wine.
Star Farm beginning to shine in 1937, when the grandfather Charles bought the property from the family of Hugo for the princely sum. In 1916 he bought a plot of land called Lowe Klein Babylonstoren in Paarl on the slopes of Mount Simonsberg, on these lands in the future will be born farm Backsberg. The next step was the development in 1926, when he - a self-taught winemaker - made wine, which became the leader of that time in South Africa, and then created a thriving business for export wines. This success inspired him to develop further and look already on the ground, who were at the bottom of the Valley on Mount Paarl, this is where he created the farm. This foresight enabled him after the death of a wine farm to bequeath his sons, whom he also instilled a passion for wine, strong work ethic and the spirit of innovation.
Farm Feirvyu inherited son Kirill, who immediately proceeded to transplant vineyards. Grapes Senso, which was very common in this region, he replaced the classic varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage. Through such innovations, he became a leading producer of red wines, which were highly appreciated. The first wine under the brand name Feirvyu was spilled in 1974. In 1975, the first auction of wines Nederburg Auction, where wine companies were sold out within three hours.
Son Cyril - Charles II, joined his father in 1978 after teaching at a local agricultural university. He was the main leader of the company in 1995 after the sudden death of his father. Under the leadership of Charles II assured the company became one of the most successful innovative wineries in South Africa. To date, under the brand name Feirvyu produced 50,000 cases of wine a year, with 70% of production is exported to USA, Canada, UK, Sweden and Germany.