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Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2019

R795 (

6 in stock

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Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. Region: 46 % Firgrove 26% Helderberg 15 % Simonsberg 13% Raithby. 24 Months in 225L French oak 92% new.

2019

6 in stock

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Winemaking: Reserve status is only endowed if the grapes and resulting wine measures up to exceptional standard. Hand selected grapes from older, lower yielding vines are used. Fermentation is done with a selected yeast strain under controlled temperatures. Manual plunging during this period ensures optimal colour extraction. After five days the tanks are closed and allowed to macerate for a further period, normally 10-14 days. Pressing follows and the wine is transferred to barrel for the secondary fermentation. On completion a final quality check and analysis is performed and the Reserve is then prepared for barrel ageing. Bottling is followed by hand labelling and further bottle maturation.

Tasting Notes: Classic Cabernet aromas of blackcurrants, brambles, dark cherry and hints of violet are supported by a vibrant nose. Lead pencil shavings and cedar aromas compliment the overall complexity and sophistication. A powerful entry showcasing sweet, ripe black fruit balanced by full, structured tannins. A lingering finish and beautifully rich mouthfeel alongside appetising acidity reveals great maturation potential and an underlying elegance.

Analysis: Alc 14.19% | pH 3.68 | TA 5.9 g/l | RS 1.6 g/l

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