Overgaauw Wine Estate in Stellenbosch was an early champion of a Bordeaux-style blend. In 1979, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cinsaut blend named Tria Corda was launched. Then in 1982, a more classic approach was taken by replacing the Cinsaut with Cabernet Franc. These 3 classic Bordeaux varietals have remained the components ever since. Tria Corda is a Latin translation for 3 hearts and refers to these 3 varietals that form the heart of the Overgaauw Wine Estate’s unique terroir.
Mute at first, there is powerful cabernet fruit that comes to the fore. The palate is mature, sweet and fresh fruit with enough spicy savour on the finish. 91 – Roland Peens 2021
These old wines unfortunately have a degree of variation. Any wines that are oxidised or corked will be replaced by Overgaauw at no charge.
Stand upright before serving (the longer the better), due to their age and sediment. Don’t decant too long, rather allow the wines to change in a large Bordeaux glass over time.
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