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Fairview Extrano Paarl

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Fairview Extrano Paarl FOOD & WINE Wine Club Fairview Extrano Paarl
Winery Fairview
Grape Red Blend
Year 2010
Country South Africa
Appellation Paarl

$20.00 per bottle

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This spicy blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Carignane comes from one of South Africa’s leading estates.
What You Need To Know
Fairview makes some of South Africa’s best wines—especially its smoky Cyril Back Shiraz—but that doesn’t stop owner Charles Back and winemaker Anthony de Jager from constant experimentation. Their Extraño blend is a case in point. It’s based on Tempranillo, a Spanish variety that yields earthy, spicy, cherry-inflected reds. Tempranillo is the flagship variety of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions, but few have bothered to investigate its potential in South Africa. Back planted a few acres of the variety on Fairview’s Paarl estate, located about 45 minutes inland from Cape Town, in 2006. The 2010 is the first harvest from these young vines. Grenache and Carignane add spice and freshness to the blend.
Smell It
Smell It
Savory and fruity, with black cherry and vanilla notes.
Taste It
Taste It
Meaty black cherry and spice flavors fill out the polished structure.
Serve It
Serve It
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Rare steaks, thick chops, roasts and stews of red meat, pork or game.