Carrol Boyes - New Leaf Bottle Stopper

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Fleur du Cap, known for award winning wines made the way nature intended with minimal human intervention, has given new impetus to its mantra, “Inspired by Nature”, through a collaborative venture with South African functional art icon, Carrol Boyes.


Motivated by a common objective of singular craftsmanship inspired by nature, Fleur du Cap approached Carrol Boyes designer, Madeleine Morgan, to design new functional wine-related objets d’art in her newly launched Leaf range.    


The result, a beautiful New Leaf bottle stopper in pewter, is a masterpiece in collaborative design that captures the essence of Fleur du Cap wines. Madeleine draws her inspiration from nature, a passion she shares with the Fleur du Cap winemaking team at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch, choosing pure, organic and sculptural forms such as a blade of grass and evolving these into her designs. 


“I admire in nature the relationships between both strong and delicate forms and how they hold the most perfect proportions. I try to incorporate these aspects into my designs to create strong, elegant pieces evocative of the calm simplicity of nature,” says Madeleine. 


With the changing seasons, Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2009 is a perfect fit to showcase Madeleine’s New Leaf stopper. This full-bodied wine has a complex nose of concentrated strawberry and red berry fruit with hints of white chocolate, subtle mint nuances and spicy oak notes. These layers of flavours all meld together on the palate enhanced by rich accents of fruitcake and cedar oak. The tannins are firm and grippy boding well for good ageing potential yet the wine is silky and soft with a velvety texture that lingers long on the finish. This succulent Unfiltered Merlot loves Parma ham and lamb kebabs and is the perfect match for hearty winter comfort food such as oxtail.


“With autumn on its way, my favourite pairing is the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot with lamb chops in a sweet basting or marinade. It also goes well with roast chicken with a sage and onion stuffing,” says Cellarmaster Andrea Freeborough.


The Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2009 sells at around R110 and is available at boutique wine stores and leading restaurants. The Carrol Boyes New Leaf pewter bottle stopper is available at Carrol Boyes outlets country wide and at the cellar door at Die Bergkelder from mid March 2012 at R275.00.


Carrol Boyes - New Leaf Bottle Stopper