Retief Reserve Cape Blend

A full-bodied, well-structured wine with a light peppery scent of ripe berries, perfume and spice. A characterful wine with a full and fruity palate with delicate tannins and a soft finish.

Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic, Venison, Turkey, Irish Stew, Rare Roast Beef or Roast Chicken

variety : Pinotage [ Pinotage 37%/ Cabernet Sauvignon 37% / Shiraz 26% ]
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussell Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 4 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.75 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : 0  size : 750ml  closure : 0  

ageing : 5-8 years

in the vineyard : The grapes enjoy the warm South African Weather and cool nights and are left on the vines until they have reached full maturity before they are hand harvested and brought to the cellar.

in the cellar : The grapes are carefully crushed and left on the skins for a period of 5 days before fermentation. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks at about 25 degrees Celsius. Matured for 12 months in a combination of new barrels and 2nd and third fill barrels.

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