Frans K Smit Red Blend 2017

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A Sunday-Roast Red - To complement hearty dishes and family traditions. 

This remarkable wine is one to treasure — make it the cornerstone of your own collection, or gift it to the connoisseur in your life. Named after Spier's managing director (and longstanding former Cellar Master) this wine represents the pinnacle of his passion, craft and commitment to terroir.

Size | Single Bottle 750ml

The 2017 Red was made with grapes handpicked on the slopes of Helderberg — arguably the best place in South Africa to grow Bordeaux varietals. Forming 50% of the blend, majestic, mysterious Cabernet Sauvignon takes centre stage, with stellar Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot providing aroma and structure in memorable supporting roles. Offering dark fruits presence and traces of cigar box with tannins that are firm but amiably rounded.


ORIGIN Stellenbosch (Helderberg)

PEAK DRINKING 5 - 10 years after harvest

61% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc 7% Malbec

WINE ANALYSIS Alc: 14.78 % vol      TA: 6.0 g/L RS: 3.3 g/L             pH: 3.57