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Le Riche

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Sanlam Private Wealth

Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2013’s blend of Stellenbosch cabernets — with its juicy, succulent, long finish — showcases the variety of terroirs to be found in this celebrated wine region.

Wine Special Offer: Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Origin: Wine of origin Stellenbosch
Wards: Simonsberg, Firgrove, Raithby
Blend: 100% cabernet sauvignon

The grapes are selected from a variety of sites within Stellenbosch – from the sandy gravel soils in the Firgrove and Raithby wards to the decomposed granite soils of the Simonsberg Mountain. In essence, it is a blend of Stellenbosch cabernets, showing the variety of terroirs to be found.



Five days’ fermentation in open tanks with temperature control and regular manual punch-downs and pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation occurred in lined concrete tanks, after which the wine was transferred to 225ℓ barrels.


22 months in French oak barrels; 15% new oak.

Tasting Notes

The bouquet shows ripe cherries, fresh plums, cassis and mint. Hints of vanilla, pencil shavings and cedar round out the fruit. Soft, smooth tannins are balanced on the palate by a firm structure and juicy, succulent, long finish. Maturation potential of four to eight years.


  • Alcohol: 14.52%
  • pH: 3.71
  • TA: 6.1g/ℓ
  • RS: 1.2g/ℓ (Dry)
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