Bonnievale Cabernet Merlot 2016, South Africa

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Bonnievale Cabernet Merlot 2016, South Africa
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Made by the award-winning Bonnievale co-operative in the Robertson Valley, this is a 60/40 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend, with 20% aged in older French and American oak barrels. It's full of bright berry fruit, grippy tannins and a lovely savoury spiced finish. Great with game, lamb or meaty pasta dishes. Exclusive to Rude Wines.

Buy this if...you like fresh, savoury reds.

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A well-balanced wine that was a great pleasure to drink with or without food. It went very well with grilled pork loin steaks. The label says "unpretentious", and, for once, the label is spot on. Christopher
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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Robertson

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

South Africa

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Lamb, Sausages

£7.99
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The Producer

It was all thanks to a pioneering Scotsman named Christopher Forrest Rigg (you would have to be an intrepid explorer with a name like that) that the town and farming community of Bonnievale came in to existence. Arriving in the arid Breede River Valley, due east of Cape Town, at the turn of the 20th Century, he set about developing the basis for an irrigation canal that would allow the entire valley to be farmed. As a parting shot he named the town and valley Bonnievale (Beautiful Valley) after his grandfathers_ home in Scotland. One of three wineries in the valley by the 1990_s, Bonnievale Cellar joined forces with its neighbours in 2006 to create a co-operative of more than 100 grape growers.
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The Winemaker

Today one of South Africa_s largest producers, Bonnievale Wines is managed by CEO John Barnhart, who swapped suits for secateurs when he moved from a background in finance to oversee proceedings at the winery. With a spectacular array of vineyard sites, soils and grape varieties at their disposal, the Bonnievale winemaking team, headed up by Marthinus Rademeyer, have an enviable palette of ingredients with which to create their award-winning wines.

The Region

Bonnievale's grape growers farm a total of over 1,700 hectares of vineyard. Although the grapes bask in year round sunshine, cooling breezes channel in from the ocean to the south and the surrounding mountains and hills provide ideal micro-climates for quality grape production. Bonnievale_s ongoing commitment to both the quality of the wine and care for the environment and community extends to membership of the SWSA (Sustainable Wine South Africa) an accreditation promoting sustainable production. Thanks to the wide range of vineyard locations, both red and white wines are produced from some of the best known grape varieties around, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.
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It does what it says on the bottle: "Unpretentious"

A well-balanced wine that was a great pleasure to drink with or without food. It went very well with grilled pork loin steaks. The label says "unpretentious", and, for once, the label is spot on.

By Christopher on 16th January 2018

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Any day

The note says a great Wednesday wine, I've enjoyed it's smooth taste and fruity finish on a Thursday and Friday. Great Wine.

By Mandy on 18th September 2017

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Very Nice wine

My wife and I really enjoyed this wine. It is medium body, full of fruity flavour. Smooth on the palate and a smooth long finish.

By John on 21st July 2017

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Roast Pheasant with Lemon & Rosemary

Contrast the delicate savoury flavours in this dish with a light to medium-bodied red with good fruit intensity. You don_t want to go for overly tannic styles which will overpower the meat so stick to soft, supple styles such as New World Merlots or lighter European reds.
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BBQ Lamb Kebabs

Pair grilled or barbecued lamb with unoaked or lightly oaked reds - head to South Africa for easy-going, juicy styles.

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Courgette & Mushroom Pasta

Plump for a light-ish, juicy red with this simple pasta dish which will contrast well with the savoury mushrooms.


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