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Long Dog Red Blend 2021

Long Dog Red Blend 2021


This unique blend of Tannat and Cabernet Franc presents a captivating wine experience characterized by its dark and rich colour, indicating a concentrated and robust structure. The nose is a complex bouquet of red ripe fruits, suggesting cherries and blackberries, complemented by a refreshing hint of mint. This is a’big wine’; suggesting a bold personality with layers of minerality that add depth and a touch of floral aromas to enhance its elegance.

On the palate, the wine reveals a lingering mid-palate fullness that gracefully balances the wine’s natural acidity with its length. The smooth tannins are well-integrated, creating a silky texture that makes each sip memorable. This wine showcases a harmonious blend where the tannic structure of Tannat merges seamlessly with the aromatic finesse of Cabernet Franc, resulting in a wine that is both powerful and refined. It's an ideal choice for those who appreciate a wine that combines the best of both varietals, offering a complex taste experience.


SKU: LD-001
Alcohol Volume: 13.5%
Sugar G/L: 3.82 g/l
Winery: Long Dog
Type of wine: Other Red Wines
Cultivar: Cabernet Franc
Category(s): Latest additions
Food Pairing: Meat, Spicy Food, Vegetables

More Information

In the cellar

cold soaked, open fermentation, lightly pressed (basket), 300lter french oak for 18 months, 100 MLF

In the vineyard

Vines are ± 9 years old. Pruned and spaced, suckered and tipped 3x, hand harvested


This wine drinks well now, but can benefit from some aging and will be able to be cellared for 5 - 6 years from date of vintage.


Cabernet Franc 50% / Tannat 50%

Food Pairing

A dish with fat and richness, and works well with smoky, spiced and meaty flavours. Grilled meats (whether beef, pork, lamb or game) can pair excellently with a wines of this style, as can strong cheeses and wild mushrooms.

About the Wine Estate

Nestled in the foothills of the Simonsberg mountain lies the Lamberti winery, where we grow two noble red grape varieties, Cabernet Franc and Tannat. Being small, we do everything by hand, from the vineyard to the cellar. This allows us to take special care at all stages of the process. Our vines are our most precious commodity. Good vines produce great grapes, which allow us to produce a great wine. We are not an organic farm, but we do limit our use of chemicals. Being hands on allows us to identify problems early and often we can treat a problem naturally. Tannat is characterized by its firm tannin structure, deep colour, and its ability to age well. Cabernet franc, on the other hand, is a classic medium-bodied red with moderate tannins. The blend of these two grapes makes the wine more approachable in its youth and adds to its complexity. Long Dog is carefully blended from these noble red grapes producing a wine that bold yet accessible, complex yet balanced. It is barrel aged for two years in French oak. The wine shows a great balance between ripe fruit flavours of red plum and black raspberry, spice notes of cardamom and dried herbs and a good tannin structure with fresh acidity on the finish.

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