Rickety Bridge Winery 2017

Rickety Bridge Winery 2017

The nose is dominated by mint, dark cherry, aromatic tobacco and hints of cloves. Cassis & red fruit is supported by the natural acidity giving the wine a linear elegant feel on the palate. Tremendous fullness, massive supple structure which fills the entire mouth, voluptuous velvety tannins that make the tongue feel gracefully coated. Full bodied yet refined. A long and enchanting finish leaves one wanting more.

Rich oxtail casserole, Ribeye steak

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.23 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Vintage 2016
Christian Eedes - 90 Points

Vintage 2015

2019 Platter Wine Guide - 4½ star rating

ageing : Peak potential 10 years from vintage

about the harvest: Spaced 60 x 80cm, these vines yield no more than 1.5 tonnes/ha. A truly unique and exceptional terroir.
The grapes were harvested by hand during the first week in March 2017 at 24.7˚ Balling and carefully brought into the cellar crate by crate.

in the cellar : This wine is made from an exceptional single vineyard situated against the slopes of the Dassenberg Mountain in Franschhoek. Bush vines of Cabernet Sauvignon which are planted in deep decomposed sandstone soil with underlying granite, called Scalie, on a steep (more than 35˚) northerly facing slope.
After a short cold maceration period, natural fermentation took place in a small open top fermenter at 28˚C. During fermentation the grapes were gently punched down, by hand, 6 times a day. After 36 days on the skins the wine was pressed gently. Malolactic fermentation took place in small French oak barrels and further maturation took place in 100% new French oak barrels for a total of 22 months.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Sauvignon