2018 Strydom Retro Red

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Winery Strydom
Vintage 2018
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2020 - 2026
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The Retro Red from Rianie Strydom is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cinsault, 9% Merlot and around 3000 bottles are made of this version.

All three varieties were harvested by hand and fermented separately. Pumping and punching twice a day resulted in a gentle extraction of tannins and flavours. The wines finished malo-lactic acid fermentation in stainless steel before maturing in 3rd year oak barrels for 12 months.
All vineyards are planted on a south-westerly slope with 15-20% clay and slate. The region is relatively cool and this makes the Strydom wines fresh and crisp.

In the glass, the Retro has a beautiful dark red color with fresh red and dark fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant), spices and a little vanilla in the nose. This medium bodied wine is juicy with bright mild tannins with a pepper in the aftertaste. This is an excellent cocktail wine and delicious with cubes of mature cheese, meatballs, pasta with meat sauce, fried steak.

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Winery Strydom
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Merlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard

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