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The Chocolate Block Red Wine 75cl

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The Chocolate Block

The 2016 Chocolate Block Red Wine 75cl from South Africa is one of the UK’s bestselling red wines. Not only will we deliver the wine to you safely and securely, we also have a 5-star rated service for any follow up queries you may have. Along with offering the best price online,... Read More

RRP: £26.00

Sale Price: £19.99

Quick Facts

  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: Franschheok Valley
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Bottle Volume: 75cl
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Viognier
  • ABV: 14%
  • Wine Style: Rich Spicy Red
  • Taste: Full Bodied
  • Food Match: Vegetarian, Lamb, beef & game

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Additional Information

A little bit about the wine:
This juicy red shows typical Syrah flavours; however, it is also deliciously blended with other grapes that thrive in the South African heat. An intense and spicy wine that will fill your mouth with flavour, followed by a long succulent finish and an ageing potential of 8 years. Serve with lamb, game and cheeses.

A little bit about the winemaking:
The Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (79%), Grenache Noir (11%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%), Cinsault (3%) and Viognier (1%). Due to the looming drought conditions, yields were much lower, resulting in higher berry concentration and healthier grapes. Phenolic ripeness was easily achieved, with the harvesting of grapes taking place earlier, during the cooler stages of the harvest period. The increased volume of Grenache Noir in the blend enhances the flavour profile significantly, with Syrah being our structural backbone. The Grenache was matured in 600L barrels to retain its unmistakable fruity aromas and vibrancy. The wine matures in 1st (all of the Cabernet Sauvignon), 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels as well as 2500L French oak foudres for 16 months before it undergoes a light egg-white fining and filtration. 1 979 barriques were selected for this vintage.

 

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