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Raised by Wolves, Bonniemille Cabernet 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
The Bonniemille Cabernet 2016 has an attractively perfumed and herbaceous flavour profile. Besides generous fruit and a floral lift, it already shows some maturity. There is a dusty old world resolution to this wine - really quite bordelais.
The Raised by Wolves Bonniemile Cabernet Sauvignon is from a 1986 block occupying just 0,89Ha of land, planted to 3100 vines. Vinified in traditional open-topped concrete fermentation tanks it matures in neutral 300l hogsheads for 18 months before bottling.
Adam Mason is the winemaker and founder of Raised by Wolves, his love project under the umbrella of Yardstick Wines.
With lengthy, successful stints at Klein Constantia and Mulderbosch under his belt (amongst other things), Adam Mason is one of South Africa's established vinous stars. His wines are made from a selection of unique vineyards from his travels around the Cape and are produced in limited quantities, making them rare examples of the Cape’s most interesting vineyards. Small batch, experimental wines like these are at the forefront of what has transformed the Cape into one of the most dynamic regions in the world, the name parodying the constant one-upmanship of winemakers.