R2,400.00 per 3 bottle case
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
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.
All the vineyards are planted in the rich calcareous soils of the Robertson valley. The vines are trellised and under drip-irrigation.
Kobus 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 cultivar of Rietvallei’s prized 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-liter French oak barrels. After bottling a further 12 months of bottle maturation was allowed before final packaging and release.
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.
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).
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
Bottle volume: 750ml
Case size: 6 x 750ml
Pallet size: /NA
Case weight: 0.00 kg
Closure: Natural Cork