TRIA CORDA

2014

Vintage
Since 1979; current 2014

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon 68%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc (7%) (Varies with each vintage)

Tasting Notes
Its seductively perfumed nose offers generous layers of cassis, raspberry, cedar and a touch of spice and minerals. The nose follows through onto a silky, well-balanced palate that delivers fine ripe tannins and a long, concentrated finish – the perfect foil for the wine’s brilliant fruit.

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Once upon a Tria Corda

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.

The Shed - Overgaauw Wine Estate

Our winemaker David van Velden’s comments:

This Tria Corda is a full-bodied Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Franc (7%).

Its seductively perfumed nose offers generous layers of cassis, raspberry, cedar and a touch of spice and minerals. The nose follows through onto a silky, well-balanced palate that delivers fine ripe tannins and a long, concentrated finish – the perfect foil for the wine’s brilliant fruit. Its structure and rich fruit ensure at least 10 years ageing potential.

Note about past vintages: A combination of first and second-fill oak was used until 1994, followed by 100% new wood until 2004. Since then, we have returned to the combination of new and second fill to allow the wine to express its unique terroir origins.

An ultra-premium wine made as a tribute to the pioneering work of 2nd generation owner and winemaker, David Conradie van Velden.

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