Lanzeral Le Général 2013

The Lanzerac Le Général 2013 is a limited barrel selection of the best red wine of a particular vintage. This full-bodied, Cabernet-based blend has a very deep colour and oers layers of black and red berry aromas with hints of currant and cocoa on the nose. The wine delivers a well-rounded amalgam of berries and chocolate on the palate that lingers on the aftertaste. The Lanzerac Le Général has the potential to mature over a five to ten year period and will only get better with time.

Roast Beef, Venison, Wild Pheasant, Red Wine Reductions, Hearty Peppercorn Sauce.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 13% Shiraz, 7% Pinotage, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec
winemaker : Wynand Lategan
wine of origin : Jonkershoek Valley
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Huge  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2015 4 ½ Stars Platter’s Wine Guide
2015 Top 100 SA Wines

ageing : Drink now or mature until 2023.

Thee General
After World War I, the owner of this Estate renamed it “Lanzerac”, in honour of the renowned French General Lanrezac. This War Veteran was famous for his aggressive attitude and determination during Aisne-Marne battle in 1918, which marked the series of oensives that finally won the Allied Forces the war.

in the vineyard : The Lanzerac Le Général 2013 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Grapes for this red blend come from the best estate vineyards for each variety. All harvesting and pruning is done by hand. Extreme care is taken not to damage grapes and only healthy grapes are picked.

about the harvest: Middle February to end March.

in the cellar : his blend, made from 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 13% Shiraz, 7% Pinotage, 7% Petit Verdot and 7% Malbec was matured in a combination of new and 2nd fill 300 Liter French oak barrels for a period of 20 months. The six wines were individually fermented and matured before careful blending and bottling.

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Cabernet Sauvignon