Aslina Umsasane 2017, South Africa (750mL)

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From winemaker Ntsiki Biyela, a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, and 9% Petit Verdot, grown using sustainable viticultural practices in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Handpicked in March 2016 with optimum ripeness. The wine was barrel matured separately for 16 months in French oak barrels. 30% of the wine in first fill barrels, 40% in second fill and the rest in third fills. The wine was bottled in July 2018. 300 cases produced. 
A full-bodied wine with layers of fruits and plummy characters. Good bold structure, tight ripe tannins, and a good balance of wood, acidity and fruit gives this wine a long, lingering finish.
Hailing from the rolling hills of Zululand, Ntsiki Biyela embarked on a life changing journey to the Cape Winelands. It was here where she discovered her talent and passion of creating captivating wines. Out of her dream comes a brand that pays tribute to her great inspiration, her beloved grandmother, Aslina. Ntsiki was the first black woman winemaker in South Africa. 
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