Rietvallei Wine Estate > Rietvallei Estate 2016
R750.00 per bottle

R2,250.00 per case

Rietvallei Estate 2016

Rietvallei Estate 2016

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AWARDS & RATINGS

2016 VINTAGE:
2021 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards: Gold
2021 SA Terroir Wine Awards: Top Red Blend: Robertson & Swellendam District
2021 National Wine Challenge: Silver
2020 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition: Gold
2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards: Silver


DESCRIPTION

VITICULTURE

South African vineyards aren’t bound by a tightly controlled appellation system as found in some European countries. Local viticulturists are free to cultivate and explore any varieties that may best express the diversity and potential of their soils.

WINEMAKING

Rietvallei’s sixth-generation proprietor and winemaker Kobus Burger was curious to see what distinctive blend might be created from a vintage that was fixed in time and place as if by decree.

On 18 March 2016, a limited number of cases of grapes were hand-picked from each of Rietvallei’s prize vineyards, roughly in proportion to their acreage on the farm. The grapes were then all fermented together in a single tank and matured for 36 months in 300 litre French oak barrels. After bottling a further 12 months of bottle maturation was allowed before final packaging and release


WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

This complex blend of 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Shiraz 15% Petit Verdot, 12% Tinta Barocca, 12% Cinsault, 10% Roobernet and 3% Cabernet Franc is truly a unique wine, representing all that is Rietvallei Estate.


FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION

This beautifully elegant wine goes with anything hearty, wholesome and rich that can range from seafood to red meat. Serve at room temperature (18°C).


WINE ANALYSIS

Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/l
Alcohol: 13.84 %
Acidity: 6.0 g/l
PH: 3.44 VA: 0.75 g/l
Total Extract: 34.2 g/l
Total SO2: 121 mg/l
Free SO2: 16 mg/l


PACKAGING DETAILS

Bottle volume: 750ml
Case size: 6 x 750ml
Pallet size: /NA
Case weight: 0.00 kg
Closure: Natural Cork


 

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