LE19 Cape Blend Red Wine Recipe Kit - Winexpert Limited Edition
Released April 2020 - Sold Out
This exciting combination of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Grenache creates a wine that is truly outstanding and worthy of being a part of the 30th anniversary of LE!
The dark berry flavors from the Cabernet Sauvignon balance nicely with the forward spiciness from the Shiraz. Pinotage, which is a grape varietal that is unique to South Africa, provides strong tannins and smoky, earthy characteristics while the Grenache contributes aromas of leather and licorice. Together these elements offer a complex, full-bodied wine that pairs well with roasted red meats seasoned with marinades or savory herbs and aged hard cheeses.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full Body | Oak: Medium - Heavy Oak | Alcohol: 14% ABV*
WORCESTER, SOUTH AFRICA
The Worcester region in South Africa is located approximately 100 kms from Cape Town, in the Breede River Valley. It is surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and the Breede River runs through the valley on its way to the Indian Ocean. The hot climate and the protection provided by the mountains combine to provide perfect conditions for high-quality, fruitful wines.
|Wine Style||Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz|
|Wine Region||South Africa|
|Includes Grape Skins||Yes|
I hesitate to review wine kits until the wine has had a chance to age a bit. This batch aged in the carboy for 60 days before bottling. At bottling the Cape Blend was decent with the promise of being really good in a few months. I don’t care for the “saw dust” oak that came with the kit. I didn’t use it.
Still in carboy but now clearing......looking forward to bottling
My husband is the winemaker and usually buys 2-4 different kits/ year. This was purchased this spring, so he just got it into the 6 gal carboy in May. We won't be tasting until sometime next winter, bottling next Apr/ May.
We love the dry red wine kits and often have 4-6 carboys aging at the same time. We've found the longer they age before they're bottled, the greater the reward of taste.