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Cabernet Sauvignon, Le Riche No Reserve

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A phenomenal expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon with a maritime influence that sets it apart, yet with a nod to Bordeaux. With carefully selected fruit from the cool gravelly slopes facing False Bay to the rich red granitic soils around Stellenbosch, the wine gains its complexity by expertly blending fruit from 4 specifically diverse terroirs. Ripe cherries and fresh plums are balanced on the nose by vanilla and cedar spice. The palate has lush layers of fruit and spice plus smooth velvety tannins with a firm structure and lengthy finish.

Fruit is sourced from a variety of sites ranging from the sandy gravel soils of the Firgrove and Raithby ward to sandy/loamy granite soils of the Jonkershoek ward. In essence, it is a blend of Stellenbosch Cabernets showing the variety of terroirs to be found, all harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Five days fermentation in open concrete tanks with temperature control and regular manual plunging and pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation was carried out in lined concrete tanks after which the wine was transferred to 225L French oak barrels (25% new oak) where it was matured for 20 months.

Try with slow-cooked lamb shank or a rich and savoury beef or veggie stew.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Le Riche, 2016

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241565

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Le Riche

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Le Riche

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1 bottles, 75cl each

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Red

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Still

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South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch

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