Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1997

Deep intense colour. Classical Cabernet and vanilla oak flavours on the nose. The palate shows fruit intensity with soft, supple yet solid tannins.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Le Riche Wines
winemaker : Etienne Le Riche
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.75 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.2 g/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The intensity and complex structure of this top selection from the cellar suggests optimum maturity in 5 - 10 years from vintage.

in the cellar : Vineyards:
Southwest facing slopes. Decomposed Hutton type soil. Hedge type trellising system. Supplementary irrigation. Yield 10 t/ha. Blend of different clones.

Vinification:
Fermentation in open fermentors and then closed for maceration afterwards for 21 days in total. Maturation in oak barrels for 14 months (80%).

Awards:
Wine of the Months Club winner (Reserve category) - best out of 46 Cabernets.
Veritas Double Gold Award winner - 1998.
S.A. Airways Selection - First Class top ten.
John Platter Wine Guide - 5 star rating.

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