Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Rietvallei JMB Cabernert Franc

2021 Gold Medal

Rietvallei Wine Estate

Rietvallei Wine Estate Rietvallei JMB Cabernert Franc
Other Red Varieties other than above-mentioned classes () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2021 and older


Rietvallei JMB Cabernet Franc is a 100% cultivar wine. It is full-bodied and complex, with excellent fruit and wood integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the cellar allow this wine to express its terroir to the fullest. Deep ruby red, almost black in color. Expressive aromas of blackcurrant, plums, pencil shavings, and spicy toasted oak on the nose. The blackcurrant and plum flavors persist on the palate, backed and well complemented by the toasty oak flavors from 26 months’ new oak aging. The tannins are sumptuous, making this a well-rounded wine that is showing beautifully now in its youth, but which has the structure and fruit to mature for a good 10 years.

This wine will pair beautifully with rare roast beef, lamb, and more complex dishes of feathered game. Serve at room temperature (18°C).