2014 The Reuben
The Reuben is a handcrafted, five varietal blend from Paul and Kathy Drogemuller bringing together the best of the Paracombe region in an infusion of style and elegance, the hallmark of Paracombe Wines.
2013 was an exceptional vintage. Ripening conditions were perfect due to warm, sunny days and cool crisp nights. Fruit was harvested over several picks from early March through to the beginning of April. This wine is made predominately from Cabernet Sauvignon. Interestingly six clones all with individual characters. Grapes were grown at the Drogemuller’s vineyard along with their neighbouring specialist local family growers.
Following harvest and ferment, the wine was matured for 18 months in French Oak barriques and hogsheads. This wine’s intense colour has deep ruby tones with bright edges in the glass. The bouquet is highly aromatic with lifted aromas of poached rhubarb and plum, together with hints of delicate oak, leatherwood and spicy liquorice characters.
The palate is long and finely structured with stylish fruit driven flavours of fresh loganberries and raspberries integrated with savoury and spicy notes. The Reuben is a great food wine which complements many styles of food. It will reward with age to be enjoyed for many years to come.
Cab Sauvignon 39%, Merlot 38%, Cabernet Franc 19%, Malbec 3% & Petit Verdot 1%
14.5 % Alc
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2013 The Reuben