Grape: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot.
Region: South Africa> Western Cape> Stellenbosch.
Notes: 16 months French Oak (30% new). Filtered, not fined., Certified Sustainable, vegan-friendly, 300 cases made.
Ntsiki Biyela, was named 2009 South African Woman Winemaker of the Year. In 2017 Food & Wine Magazine and Fortune Magazine honored Ntsiki as one of the “Most Innovative Women in Wine”. Forbes and others have heralded her arrival on the scene as a winemaker to watch. Just to be clear, the accolades bestowed on her are well deserved. “Aslina” is named after her late grandmother, who remains her inspiration today.
A full-bodied wine, Umsasane exhibits red and dark fruits and plum characteristics. Bold, structured with ripe tannins, long finish. A good balance of wood, acidity and fruit.
Food Pairing: Rich meals such as steak or lamb, etc.