Van Loveren Rhino Run Ian Player Red Blend
This wine gained elegant Christmas pudding and tobacco notes from 8 months maturation in 100% French oak staves. Beautiful aromas of cigar box, dark chocolate, eucalyptus and mint, together with the smoothness of the Merlot ensures a complex full-bodied red.
Grapes were hand harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermented on the skins for 7 days, followed by 8 months maturation in 100% French Oak staves.
The Hennie Retief Snr acquired the farm Goudmyn in 1937 and renamed it in honor of Christina van Loveren, ancestor of his new bride Jean van Zyl. Today van Loveren is South Africa’s largest family owned and operated wine producer. At the helm are the four cousins who are expertly led by Phillip Retief.
This wine pairs beautifully with rosemary lamb, turkey, rare roast beef or roast chicken.
2016 Gold Wine Awards