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Cabernet Sauvignon

Le Riche, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

R240

6 in stock

Notes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting notes:
The bouquet shows forthcoming ripe cherries, fresh plums and mint. Hints of vanilla and cedar balance out the fruit. Soft, smooth tannins are balanced on the palate by a firm structure and juicy, succulent, long finish. Maturation potential 4-6 years.

Winemaker's comments:
The backbone of the range, it is a wine that delivers all the qualities that a Le Riche Cab should. Supple, elegant and rich with layers of fruit, this is our expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. With fruit from the cool gravelly slopes facing False Bay to the rich red granitic soils around Stellenbosch, the wine gains its complexity by blending fruit from diverse terroirs. A wine that can be enjoyed younger or with several years of age.

Vineyard blocks:
The grapes are selected from a variety of sites within Stellenbosch, ranging from the sandy gravel soils in the Firgrove and Raithby wards to the decomposed granite soils of the Jonkershoek valley and Bottelary wards. In essence it is a blend of Stellenbosch Cabernets showing the variety of terroirs to be found.

Production:
Five days fermentation in open tanks with temperature control and regular manual punch- downs and pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation occurred in lined concrete tanks after which the wine was transferred to 225L barrels. 22 months in French oak barrels. 20 % new oak.

Analysis:
Alc: 14.44 pH: 3.66 TA: 6.2 g/l RS: 1.4 g/l
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting notes:
The bouquet shows forthcoming ripe cherries, fresh plums and mint. Hints of vanilla and cedar balance out the fruit. Soft, smooth tannins are balanced on the palate by a firm structure and juicy, succulent, long finish. Maturation potential 4-6 years.

Winemaker's comments:
The backbone of the range, it is a wine that delivers all the qualities that a Le Riche Cab should. Supple, elegant and rich with layers of fruit, this is our expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. With fruit from the cool gravelly slopes facing False Bay to the rich red granitic soils around Stellenbosch, the wine gains its complexity by blending fruit from diverse terroirs. A wine that can be enjoyed younger or with several years of age.

Vineyard blocks:
The grapes are selected from a variety of sites within Stellenbosch, ranging from the sandy gravel soils in the Firgrove and Raithby wards to the decomposed granite soils of the Jonkershoek valley and Bottelary wards. In essence it is a blend of Stellenbosch Cabernets showing the variety of terroirs to be found.

Production:
Five days fermentation in open tanks with temperature control and regular manual punch- downs and pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation occurred in lined concrete tanks after which the wine was transferred to 225L barrels. 22 months in French oak barrels. 20 % new oak.

Analysis:
Alc: 14.44 pH: 3.66 TA: 6.2 g/l RS: 1.4 g/l
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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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