Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fraai Uitzicht 1798

Klaas Voogds wine of origin, a ward within Robertson district, within the Breede River Valley region, all vineyards are south facing, beneficial in an area, considered as hot climate viticulture, the location benefits from the daily afternoon wind blowing directly into the vineyards until sunset, direct from the ocean, hence further regulating the temperature.

One key feature of all the wines are their brightness and freshness across the range, there is clarity and extraction is near perfect, resulting in a succulent profile, lending a natural affinity with food pairings.

There are 15 ha under vines, majority still young.

A recent tasting with owner/winemaker Karl Uwe Papesch, reveals the followings, see individual tastings separately.

Fraai Uitzicht Klaasvoogds Viognier 2012 86 points
Fraai Uitzicht Klaasvoogds Syrah Viognier 2011 85 Points
Fraai Uitzicht Klaasvoogds Mourvedre Syrah 2011 83 Points
Fraai Uitzicht Klaasvoogds Merlot 2008 82 Points
Fraai Uitzicht Klaasvoogds Merlot 2006 83+ Points