Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

We're fainting over its chivalrous charm.
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Primary Notes: Currant, Black Cherry

Secondary Notes: Oaky

Tertiary Notes: Tobacco

Body: Full

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium +

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Franschhoek, South Africa

Maker: Rickety Bridge

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: &gt, 85 pts


Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Chinese braised oxtail, Korean BBQ, Wagyu don

Western Food Pairing: Rack of lamb, chargrilled sirloin, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding


Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is chivalrous and pleasurable to drink, so charming one might faint. Thick and colourful with cassis, dark cherry, bitter tobacco and leather smoke aromas. Full and dry palate balancing with silky tannins and juicy acidity. Powerful fruit expression of dark cherries, juicy cassis and blackberry that leads to a long finish of well-integrated oak and subtle minerality.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes come from vinessituated against the slopes of the Dassenberg Mountain in Franschhoek. The vines grow in deep decomposed sandstone and granite soils called Oakleaf. These Rickety Bridge slopes are North-Westerly facing.
Harvesting by hand  in small lug boxes. Fermentation in open fermentation tanks at 28°C with five manual daily punchdowns. Next is a gentle pressing after 26 days of skin contact. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine then ages in 35% new and 65% older small French oak barrels. Total maturation time in barrel was 18 months.
Ageing potential: Drinkable now, mature up to 2031.
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