Reyneke Cornerstone Cab. Merlot
Located in the Stellenbosch region, Reyneke is the first vineyard in South Africa to be officially certified in biodynamics. Transparent and unusual, the wines reflect at best the unique character of each parcel of the vineyard. A process of sorting and selecting clusters guarantees the selection of the best fruit.
Vinification and maturation
The grapes are farmed biodynamically and the wine made without the use of yeasts, enzymes, added acidity or settling agents. The wine spends 18 months in French oak barrels, 20% new and 80% second and third-fill.
The wine presents with red fruit nose of cassis, blackcurrant and mulberry. Delicate perfumed aromas are backed with an underlying graphite line. The lifted freshness of the palate is a factor of a firm natural acidity. Layered underlying fruit provides balance and bottle ageing potential of 7-10 years.
The Cornerstone has always been an important wine within the Reyneke range, with the proceeds of the wine helping the farm workers and their families.