23 March 2019

Three (Not so) Cape Ladies



Warwick Estate was one of the first with a Cape Blend. Three Cape Ladies was a Pinotage based blend and Warwick also produced the well-respected Old Bush Vine Pinotage.

Currently though, according to Platter, Pinotage appears only in their Rosé

Three Cape Ladies 2015 is a blend of Bordeaux varieties only, Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc with Merlot; very similar in cepage to Trilogy, while half the price.

An American investment company bought Warwick from the Ratcliffe family in 2017. The nearby Uitkyk Estate was also bought for its vineyards to be used for the Warwick label.

But I met Uitkyk’s viticulturist Rudy Buys who told me that he is planting more Pinotage, so hopefully we’ll see a Warwick varietal and a Pinotage led Three Cape Ladies again

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