Number 42 Cape Blend
The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything
In their search for answers to the great questions of life, Orpheus and the Raven’s eyes were opened by the light of the present.
But the curious pair knew that beyond the light, the universe had more to offer.
“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing, Orpheus,” said the Raven. “Then the answer to the ultimate question is obviously 42!” replied Orpheus in delight.
58% Pinotage, 35% Pinot Noir & 7% Cinsaut.
Fruit sourced from Walker Bay, Bottellary & Durbanville. Grapes were sorted, crushed and vinified in a combination of open cement and closed stainless steel fermenters.
After malolactic fermentation, the components were aged separately in oak barrels ( 35% new ) for 19 months prior to blending and bottling on 11 February 2019 – the 42nd day of the year!
A combination of French and American oak was used in the Pinotage-fraction, while the Cinsaut and Pinot noir were aged in French oak exclusively.
Ripe plum and cherry fruit on the nose with a hint of toasty oak.
Just as Pinot Noir and Cinsaut brought its unique characteristics to the crossing of Pinotage, so too is its contribution in No.42.
Pinotage is primarily responsible for structure and vibrant oak notes, Pinot Noir and Cinsaut contribute elegance and Old World sensibility. The entry on the palate is silky and elegant, and the finish is enhanced by a velvety tannin structure and modern oak flavours.
2017 - 41⁄2 star Platter's (2015)
2018 - 41⁄2 star Platter's (2016)
2018 - Grand Prix Wine Label Design Award