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ASLINA Cabernet Sauvignon (2021)

86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot


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Cabernet Sauvignon by Aslina

In her own words “Aslina is the realization of a dream for South Africa’s first black woman winemaker”. From humble beginnings in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Ntsiki Biyela has smashed through the glass ceiling in the traditionally male dominated industry. She was working as a domestic worker after finishing school when she received a bursary to study Viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch as a result of her ability in the field of science. She dived into the opportunity and worked her way up the ranks, spending 13 years at Stellekaya (which means Home of the Stars) before launching her own label, Aslina, in 2016. The label is dedicated to Ntsiki’s grandmother, who was her greatest influence instilling in her strength and determination.

On the nose, the wine exudes earthiness, dark spices, with hints of liquorice and vanilla. Blackberries, red plum and raspberry dominate, giving off a luscious and inviting aroma. The red and dark fruit flavours perceived on  the nose carry through to the palate, and offer a long chalky finish with chocolate undertones.

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In the vineyard

<p>The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness at the end of February 2021.</p>

In the cellar

<p>Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and went through malolactic fermentation in barrels. The wine was matured for 16 months, in French oak barrels. Bottled in February 2023.</p>

Pairing suggestions

<p>This wine pairs excellently with a variety of dishes, such as grilled meat and slow-cooked meat dishes.</p>