De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2018: ideal braai wine

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NOTHING beats finding that perfect Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that is both structured and accessible enough to drink on its own, and that pairs perfectly with an impromptu weekday or weekend pizza, pasta dish, or a good old braai – and in case lockdown has messed with your concept of days and months, September 24 is Heritage Day, aka Braai Day, is just around the corner.

The De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 has a typical character of cassis, ripe berries with fresh prunes and cedar spice on the nose. What makes this Cabernet Sauvignon unique is the use of an old basket press, which enables a softer pressing action, that results in a softer tannin structure and a fruit-driven character of plums, mulberries and dark cherries.

This wine completes the De Krans Classic Varietal Range, a wine collection that focuses on unique, boutique style of winemaking that embraces well-known and loved cultivars and position them within an affordable price range. The Classic Varietal Range also includes the Free-Run Chenin Blanc, Wild Ferment Chardonnay and Pinotage Rosé.

De Krans Wines is in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo region on the scenic Route 62 between Ladismith and Oudtshoorn. For many, De Krans is still synonymous with its quality port-style wines, for which it is traditionally known. However, over the years it has successfully expanded its repertoire and now also produces unique award-winning dry red wines made from Portuguese grape varieties. This includes the Touriga Nacional and Tritonia Red (Calitzdorp blend). It is also pioneers of the popular Premium Moscato Perlérange, which includes its recently released Alcohol-Free Muscat Nectar.

The De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 retails for approximately R76 per bottle in select retail outlets nationwide. For more information this stellar wine as well as other wines in the De Krans portfolio or to purchase wine online, click here.

  • De Krans is giving away a case of this lovely wine for an Eat Play Drink Cape Town reader. Please go to the Facebook page for details.
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