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Silver Heights Family Reserve Red 2020

Silver Heights Family Reserve Red 2020

Character: Full-bodied

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

ABV: 15.0%

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Varietal Composition  75% Cabernet Sauvignon & 25% Merlot

Winemaking 
• Grapes are 100% hand picked and selected.
• Cold maceration, temperature controlled fermentation • Aged in neutral French oak for 12 months
• Lees racking. Filtered by traditional Bordeaux methodpreserve complexity.

Tasting Notes 
It exudes a rich aroma of dark fruits, such as black cherries, blackberries, and dried figs, accompanied by spicy herbal and smoky notes. Upon tasting, its tannins are firm and powerful, possessing a rugged texture akin to rocks, while its elevated acidity saturates the palate, imparting a long, intricate, and savory aftertaste reminiscent of aged rock tea. This vintage possesses tremendous potential for aging.

Food Pairing
Can be enjoyed alone or paired with grilled beef steaks, roasted goose, double cooked pork slices; roasted pigeon; roasted duck; vegetarian couscous; parmigiana di melanzane, etc.

Technical Data 
Residual sugars 4 g/L
Production 20,000
Alcoholic degree 15% 
Total acidity 4.1 g/L
Dry extract 28.6 g/L
pH 3.57

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About this wine/region/producer

Most of China’s vineyards lie just north of the Yangtze river. Around 80 per cent of China’s wine growers overall are dedicated to bordeaux-style red wines, and cabernet sauvignon is the predominant grape (China has the largest planting area of cabernet sauvignon vines in the world). You’ll also find pinot noir, muscat hamburg, and grape crossbreeds – made when growers deliberately cross two grape species – such as marselan, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and grenache.