Le Riche Richesse 2018
The wines were fermented separately until dry in traditional open concrete tanks with regular manual plunging. Secondary fermentation proceeded in tanks after which the wines were moved to French oak barrels. Blended after a year of ageing and matured for a further 8 months in 225L barrels and 4500L oak tanks. No fining
Aromas of fresh plums and red cherries, balanced with a touch of oak on the nose. Juicy mouth filling flavours of red berries are supported by a fine, silky tannin structure and a rounded long finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon component adds body and complexity whilst the Cinsaut brings great perfume and accessibility to this versatile wine.
Wards: Firgrove, Jonkershoek, Helderberg, Bottelary, Raithby
Blend: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon; 18% Cinsaut; 13% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot; 5% Malbec,
4% Cabernet Franc