Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||Franschhoek, Western Cape|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Big & Bold, Rich & Savoury|
|Grape Blend||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Integrated Oak|
|Food Pairing Guide||Pairs very well with grilled meats and a great choice for Sunday roasts|
Paulina's Reserve from Rickety Bridge is belting Cab Sav, with classic characteristics of red cherries layered with herbal notes and oak spice. The palate is full and rich with powerful fruit expression and silky, polished tannins. The finish is long with well integrated oak, cassis and subtle minerality. A punchy yet stylish Cabernet from this excellent Franschhoek estate.
This historic Franschhoek estate was formed out of one of the original farms that was granted to the Huguenots when they settled here, and it was first planted with vines in 1797 when it passed to Paulina De Villiers. The estate nestles against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, close to the Franschhoek River that the old rickety bridge used to cross. The lower flatlands are covered by sandy soils while the hillsides are made up decomposed granite, ideal for red grapes. In 2000, British businessman Duncan Spence acquired the estate and there has been extensive investment to create a modern cellar, which is currently overseen by Mari Kotze.