The biodynamic Cornerstone Red is a Bordeaux-inspired blend from Stellenbosch from which proceeds go back to help the farm workers and their families, because they are the cornerstone of what Reyneke do. It’s a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, aged in French oak for 18 months, and hails from one of South Africa’s greatest ever vintages, 2015. Dark and perfumed, its cassis, hedgerow brambles, tobacco, jam and peppery spice flavours have earned it scores of 92+ points and 92 points respectively from highly regarded wine critics Neal Martin and Tim Atkin. At last, you can drink good and do good at the same time.
The Reyneke farm began its life in 1863 with no chemicals or technology, just hard graft and nature’s bounty. Although it may have strayed from this path a little, now it’s going back to where it all began. Following biodynamic methods, they recycle or reuse everything they possibly can, including office paper, which is shredded and fed into their earthworm farm. They use no herbicides, pesticides or fungicides, choosing to deal with weeds by planting other plants that control them, and letting ducks eat the pesky bugs. And finally they run a project called Cornerstone, where profits are fed back into their workers and their families. So far this given four of the families that work on the vineyard their own home and is funding one of their children through further education. So this is very much a wine with principles.
£3 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3063042
Style No.: 754390
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