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Le Riche Richesse 2022

Le Riche Richesse 2022

R230,00

As advocates of Stellenbosch, the Richesse is a nod to the blending heritage of the region. ‘Richesse’ means ‘wealth’ in French, and the name refers to the wealth of winemaking history the Stellenbosch region has to its name. This wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, incorporating Cinsaut and smaller amounts of Bordeaux cultivars such as Merlot. It represents a time-honoured tradition of Cabernet Sauvignon production within the Stellenbosch region, where blending with Cinsaut was prevalent pre-1980 and blending with Bordeaux varieties became popular post-1980.

Specifications

SKU: LER-002
Alcohol Volume: 14.09%
Sugar G/L: 1.8
Type of wine: Other Red Wines, Red Wine
Cultivar: Other Red Wines
Category(s): Award Winning Wines
Food Pairing: Cheese, Meat, Vegetables

More Information

In the cellar

In the cellar, the winemaking team vinifies each varietal separately for up to a year, before blending takes place. The goal is to allow each variety to express its optimal characteristics. Therefore, the final blend rests on the structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon, and is complemented by a perfumed nose and fruit-forwardness thanks to the Cinsaut, while the other varieties add to the complexity and texture. The Richesse is a versatile wine and an excellent complement to any dish, especially South African braais.

In the vineyard

Helderberg Coastal, Helderberg North, Simonsberg, Bottelary

Ageing

This wine can be enjoyed now, however, it can be stored for a further 4-8 years if cellared in the correct conditions.

Cultivar

57% Cabernet Sauvignon; 19% Cinsaut; 9% Cabernet Franc; 8% Petit Verdot; 7% Merlot

Food Pairing

This wine will pair well with Beef, Venison, Italian dishes.

Awards and Recognition

Gilbert & Gaillard - Gold / Platter 4 Stars

92 / 100 - Tim Atkins Report 2023

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