The Collection Red Blend 2017

R450.00

R450.00 | Club R382.50

LIMITED TO 6 BOTTLES PER PERSON

 

Only 2600 bottles were made of this spectacular Red Blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

This new release was awarded a Double Gold at Michelangelo International Wine Award and 4.5 Platter stars 2019.

This premium wine is rich and luxurious and a beautiful expression of terroir and craftsmanship.

Tasting Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon’s vibrant red fruit and cassis combine with Merlot’s plum and vanilla undertones. Hints of tobacco leaf and green bell pepper from the Cabernet Franc round out a complex nose. The full bodied palate is abundant with blackberry fruit, mint and dark chocolate. Finely grained wood tannins frame a textured extended finish.

Additional Information

Fermented in old French oak barrels

Varieties

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

Harvest Date

February/March

Analysis

Alc. 14.00% R.S. 3.7g/l T.A. 6.2g/l pH 3.46

Vinification

Only 2660 bottles were made of this red blend. The alcoholic fermentation was undertaken in closed and open top fermenters. Components were vinified apart and barrel matured for 16 months in 70% new French oak and 30% in 2nd fill. Cabernet Sauvignon leads the blend with a 40% contribution, Merlot and Cabernet Franc each complementing 30% to the final cuvee.

Ageing

Drink now; suitable for ageing for up to 7 years from vintage if cellared under optimal conditions.

Winemaker’s Note

“Cabernet Sauvignon’s vibrant red fruit and cassis combine with Merlot’s plum and vanilla undertones. Hints of tobacco leaf and green bell pepper from the Cabernet Franc round out a complex nose. The full bodied palate is abundant with blackberry fruit, mint and dark chocolate. Finely grained wood tannins frame a textured extended finish. I am so pleased that this new wine was awarded a Double Gold at Michelangelo International Wine Award and 4.5 Platter stars 2019”. Johnnie Calitz

Food Pairing & Recipes

Best enjoyed with beef sirloin & fillet, oxtail, root vegetables, duck and smoky flavours.

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