With winter finally here, one tends to turn to a glass of red for those colder evenings. But do you want a big, bold red to have a “conversation” with, or just simply a wine you can relax with and enjoy, no questions asked?
If the latter, what better red wine to try out than the De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Using an old wooden basket press, the pressure on the grapes is much softer, therefore resulting in gentle tannins and allowing for the wine to be enjoyed immediately. Still staying true to the typical cabernet character of dark fruit and cherry cigar, this wine is a refreshing alternative to the heavyweights synonymous with this category. With only mild oak maturation, this Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for an everyday drinking wine or for that dinner with friends.
The wine not only challenges the usual heaviness and tannins, but is also very affordable, retailing for only R75 per bottle.
De Krans, traditionally known for their award-winning port-style wines, also boasts a Terroir range, where the focus is on table wines produced with Portuguese grape varieties, as well as a Classic Varietal Range, which includes wines like their Free-Run Chenin Blanc, Wild Ferment Chardonnay and Pinotage Rosé.
Forming part of De Krans’ classic varietal range, the Basket Press cabernet Sauvignon is exceptionally light and easy drinking and is the ideal “braai” wine. It also pairs well with pasta dishes and pizza.
For more information on this winter warmer and other wines in the De Krans range, visit www.dekrans.co.za.