Aslina "Umsasane" Red Blend

Aslina "Umsasane" Red Blend - 2017

Item # 40083 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Winemaker Ntsiki Biyela has an incredible history as the first female black winemaker in South Africa. Her new label, Aslina, is named in honor of her grandmother. She uses fruit from the Western Cape to make this full-bodied red blend that shows layers of complex fruit, spice and cocoa notes. The wine spends 16 mos in oak (40% new).


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