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Strydom Family Wines The Game Changer 2017

80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot

Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

The grapes are grown in the Helderberg ward on north facing slopes. Both varieties ripened during February and were harvested during the morning. In the cellar they were rigorously sorted before whole berry fermentation in open fermenters. During the first half of fermentation we pumped over and punched down three times a day and afterwards, only twice. After pressing both did malolactic fermentation in barrels. Blending was done after 12 months. A further six months maturation took place prior to bottling.

Exceptional vintage, precision blending, happy winemaker – The Game Changer 2017.

Tasting Notes: Perfume, glazed red cherries and fresh raspberries with hints of graphite on the nose. The palate has a soft entry, elegant spicy mid-palate, red fruit power and finishes with a chalky edge.

Drink now with decanting, otherwise cellar until 2025.

Winemaker: Rianie Strydom

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 7 500.00
  • Lowest: R 5 500.00
  • Average: R 6 024.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 84
  • Cases Auctioned 21


  • Alc: 14.46 vol%
  • RS: 2.20 g/l
  • TA: 6.10 g/l
  • pH: 3.58

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