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South Africa, Stellenbosch


Reyneke 'Vinehugger' Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

Reyneke 'Vinehugger' Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015 Organically grown grapes

Tasting Notes

Organically grown grapes, 80% Cabernet, 20% Merlot

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

88 pts Vinous/Stephen Tanzer May 2017
Moderately saturated medium red. Initially slightly muted aromas of currant, herbs, pepper and mocha plus a touch of leather; opened nicely with air. Lovely fine-grained texture and lift to the red berry and leather flavors. A vinous, smooth, lightly peppery wine with a fine dusting of tannins and good length. And a good value.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes for the 2015 Vinehugger Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot were sourced from Organic vineyards in the Stellenbosch region with different soil profiles predominantly decomposed granitic soils. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes were all hand harvested into lug boxes in the early morning between February and March 2015. The grapes were sorted, destemmed and crushed and wild, spontaneous fermentation took place in old oak casks. The wine was made using a method of submerging the cap, or the grape skins, which allows the wine to extract tannin from the skins rather than the oak making this wine more approachable in its youth.

Chemical Analysis




14% alcohol by volume



Red Blend

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