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Master Vintner™ Limited Edition 2016: La Vie Cabernet Sauvignon

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La Vie Cabernet Sauvignon (with grapeskins):
Intense, tannic, powerful, with hidden depths that are revealed by cellaring.

Limited Edition kits come from the peak of the vintage: Master Vintner searches the world for the very best grapes and juices, from prestigious vineyards in the best growing regions. Competition for these grapes is fierce, and supply is limited: we can make only a small number of these truly exceptional kits, once a year


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The Region: Bordeaux

master vintner bordeaux wine If vintners and merchants worked together to custom design the ideal wine region, they would produce Bordeaux. Nestled in a natural crossroads between land, river and sea in the Southwest of France, the mild climate and well-drained soil provide the perfect environment for growing the three big grapes of Bordeaux -- Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc.

It’s actually Bordeaux’s unique location that influenced how these grapes came to be made into wine. As a major shipping port since ancient times, Bordeaux was host to the world’s very first trade expositions. And that bred a culture of clever merchants who realized that if the grapes were vinified separately and then ‘assembled’ within a few months of fermentation, they could guarantee a steady supply of wines with consistent character…even in years with challenging weather. Voilà…The complex, engaging character of Bordeaux wines was born!

The Wine: La Vie Cabernet Sauvignon (with grapeskins)

Usually, French Cabernet Sauvignon is part of a blend, but this forward-thinking wine brings both old world notes of cedar and herbs, backed with firm acidity and floral highlights to New World richnesses of blackcurrant, dark fruit, pepper and a soupçon of vanilla and spice. A complex, densely imagined wine, its youth will be dominated by tannin and lean structure. Cellaring for six months to a year will allow the fruit to come into balance, and will reveal more complex aromas of leather, cedar, chocolate and coffee. It will improve for 2 to 3 years, gaining elegance and depth as it goes.

Cabernet Sauvignon works better with oak than any other red wine, and needs big food to match. Serve with stroganoff, dry-rubbed grilled ribeye, or roast lamb.

RELEASED  January 2017 | SWEETNESS Dry | BODY Full

Contains 18 liters/4.75 Gallons of Juice |Yields: 6 Gallons
Additional Information
Support Documents:No
Wine StyleRed
Includes grape skin pack?Yes
Geographical Style/OriginFrance
Primary GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Wine Kit Yield6 Gallons
Labels IncludedNo
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Worth the money
Very good wine, smooth finish gets better as it ages.
February 5, 2018
11 months ago
I haven't bottled it yet but I've tasted the wine must in every stage of the fermentation and the wine has tasted amazing , from the smell of the juice to the final step of degassing clarification and stabilizing it's been awesome quality and really good tasting!
December 27, 2017
2 months ago
That good stuff
This kit comes with every ingredient needed. Donâ??t have to worry about running out of anything or forgetting anything at the store. I would definitely buy this agin. The instructions are easy to follow and the product arrived in perfect condition. My batch is currently at the clearing stage and I canâ??t wait to try it! Highly recommend this kit!
December 26, 2017
2 months ago
I would give 6 stars if possible. Will be buying again
July 1, 2017
1 year ago
I suggest blow-off tubing for this initially
I suggest using blow-off tubing for the initial days of primary fermentation. My SG came in at 1.110 and we had a pretty good foam blow out. You don't need anything as big as a beer batch blow-off.I just use the same tubing as used for siphoning put through the same bung into a pitcher of sterilization solution. Pictured is an example from a different batch at secondary. The foam will drop fairly quickly after day 2 and you can replace with an airlock.
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March 3, 2017
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Does this kit come with instructions?
A shopper on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the kit has instructions. They are slightly different than the other Master Vintner kits but that is because there is Bentonite and a little longer stabilizing time recommended.
Does this come with everything you need to make the wine, or do you need a starter kit?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a recipe kit. No equipment comes with it. Cheers!
Does this kit come with oak additions?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does contain oak chips. Please be sure to add them after you have topped the fermenter off and taken your specific gravity. Stir the oak chips in well, then add your grape skins, lastly add the rehydrated yeast. This is one wine that will age beautifully if you leave your wine for up to 60 days after stabilizing. Enjoy
What vineyard?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2016

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