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Blend 2019

 

The Blend is part of the Gabriëlskloof Estate range of wines, together with our Rosebud, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Syrah. This range offers a selection of boutique-style wines that always over-deliver on quality and value.

Climate & Viticulture

The 2019 vintage is one of exceptional quality across the board. Conditions were cool leading up to harvest with the drought easing but still generally dry leading to another year with low yields - resulting in concentrated, characterful and age-worthy wines.

Vinification

Following careful hand-picking, bunches were destemmed and transferred to fermentation tanks using a gravity system, allowing whole berry fermentation. Naturally fermented and aged 18 months in older French barrique. The components of the wine are: Cabernet Sauvignon  (57%), Cabernet Franc (29%), Malbec (8%) and Petit Verdot (6%). 

Tasting note

Both a complex and balanced vintage with a generosity of fruit led by cherries, plums and blackcurrant alongside cloves, fennel and a hint of cocoa. Puckering tannins add a freshness to the long and sumptuous finish. Accessible early but age-worthy beyond 2030.

 

Tasting notes

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