BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST
After the success of the Limited Editions Aaldering Magnum and Double Magnum, we are launching a beautiful new series this year. The special wine selected for this is the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, an Icon wine for Aaldering Vineyards & Wines.
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Why a blend? When you give a painter a single colour to paint with, he can at most create depth in his painting. With multiple colours, however, the painting becomes more and more beautiful. The comparison with wine only partially holds true; too many cultivars is of course not advisable, but it is true that a blend of different varieties creates a special synergy. In the case of the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, these cultivars complement each other perfectly, resulting in a distinctive and elegant red wine that can be beautifully combined with culinary delights.
But why in such a big bottle? Well, there are several reasons for that. Although this wine is already very nice to drink, the amount of oxygen in a bottle (this is the bit between the wine and the cork) ensures that the wine can develop further. Aromas can develop better and the wine becomes more nuanced and complex.
In a magnum bottle, this ‘trapped’ oxygen must penetrate a larger volume of wine. This process is a lot slower, but ultimately yields an even better result. Size does matter… especially in the case of wine. But a Magnum is also extra festive, because it takes (a little) longer to empty the bottle. The new Aaldering Vineyards & Wines Magnum series consists of course again of the Magnum and Double Magnum, but also of even larger bottles of five, six, nine, twelve, and even fifteen liters!
Each label on the bottle is manually applied and contains a unique number, and the bottle is packed in an individual wooden box. This makes this new series of Magnums a wonderful gift for a wedding, a birth or an anniversary. It can also be used as a promotional gift and is of course a collector’s item.
Magnum Range | Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016
A refined wine showing richness and great structure with aromas of blackcurrant, liquorice and cassis, supported by ripe and firm tannins. You would expect no less of this harmonious blend. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.