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Le Riche Richesse 2013

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Etienne Le Riche
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.37 %vol
pH
3.73
RS
1.2 g/l
TA
5.7 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry

Tasting Notes

Typical red fruit flavours of plum and red cherries, balanced with a touch of oak on the nose. Juicy mouth filling flavours of red berries, plums and smoky hints, supported by a fine, soft tannin structure and a rounded finish.

Blend Information

36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec

In The Vineyard

Origin: Stellenbosch: Firgrove, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch Mountain and Bottelary

In The Cellar

The wines were fermented separately until dry in traditional open concrete tanks with regular manual plunging. Secondary fermentation proceeded in tanks after which the wines were moved to French oak barrels. Blended after a year of ageing and matured for a further 8 months in barrel. No fining.

Maturation: 20 Months oak ageing in French oak barrels.

Other Vintages

Le Riche Richesse 2013 Etienne Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon
Le Riche Richesse 2012 Etienne Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon
Le Riche Richesse 2011/12 . Cabernet Sauvignon