La Riche ‘Richesse’ Stellenbosch 2016
Le Riche ‘Richesse’ 2016
This unique wine is a meticulous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (27%) with Merlot (41%), Petit Verdot(13%), Cabernet Franc (8%), Cinsaut (18%) and the remaining portion Malbec (9%).
The wines were fermented separately until dry in traditional open concrete tanks. Secondary fermentation proceeded in tanks after which the wines were moved to French oak barrels. The parts were then blended after a year of ageing and matured for a further eight months in French oak barrels.
Deep in colour with a minty nose, this complex Bordeaux-based blend is packed with velvety cassis and red berry fruit, soft tannins, hints of eucalyptus and great length.