Red
2012
2011

This Cabernet Sauvignon Blend from the Western Cape region of South Africa is a juicy wine that makes no demands and delivers plenty of flavor, plush texture and subtle, grippy tannins. The fruit for this wine was specially chosen from selected sites in the Western Cape area known for warm days and cool nights to achieve an optimal ripeness with beautiful acidity.
The package is a renegade, departing from the norm to drive consumer interest on the shelf, at the table and via social media. The uniquely delicious wines in designer bottles offer consumers a perfect wine for both sharing and "upcycling.”

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Notes of blackberry, espresso and spice.
Taste
The red blend strives for great fruit, balance and juiciness with a plush texture and subtle grippy tannins.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
53% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
47% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Western Cape
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Cold maceration takes place in stainless steel for 2 days to extend the extraction time on the skins, which is followed by fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, were fermented and aged separately in oak(15%) and stainless steel (85%).
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Release Date:
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Cases Produced: 
12,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

In a world of cookie-cutter products, protea is on a mission to make wines that dare to be exotic and beautiful, in every way imaginable. The brand has broken new ground by offering uniquely delicious wines in designer bottles that are perfect for both sharing and "upcycling." These stunning, eco-friendly bottles utilize an innovative silk screen application that is both green and durable, which is perfect for repurposing. Creative examples of how to repurpose the protea bottle have been pouring in from around the US. Examples are shared on the company Facebook page and blog at www.proteawinesusa.com.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep Ruby
Aroma
Notes of blackberry, espresso and spice
Taste
The red blend strives for great fruit, balance and juiciness with a plush texture and subtle grippy tannins.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
65% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
30% 
Merlot
5% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Western Cape
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The varietals were fermented separately and aged for 18 months in cement vats. The wine has been stabilized and bottled.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa