Reyneke Cornerstone Red


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Reyneke Cornerstone Red

Tasting Notes

On the nose, the wine presents intense aromas of cassis, blackberries, black cherries, and tobacco, complemented by subtle hints of nutmeg and sandalwood. The palate is complex and layered, showcasing pure red and dark fruit flavours, as well as notes of black tea and spice. The wine is supported by elegant tannins, well-balanced fruit concentration, and bright acidity, ensuring a lingering finish and impressive aging potential.

Blend Information

86% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon

About The Harvest

Grapes are carefully hand harvested and cooled overnight before being destemmed and sorted.

In The Cellar

Fermentation occurs in open top concrete tanks. The Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in first-fill 225L French oak barrels, while the Cabernet Franc matures in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French oak barrels. The wine is then aged for 18 months in oak.

Additional Information

The Cornerstone has always been an important wine within the Reyneke range, with the proceeds of the wine helping the farm workers and their families. The workers being the cornerstone of the business.

This classical Bordeaux style blend combines freshness with real concentration, showcasing the best of Stellenbosch. Intense notes of cassis, blackberries, cherries and thyme intermingle on the nose, along with hints of spice. The wine shows great complexity, with pure red and dark fruit on the palate followed through with tobacco and spice. Elegant tannins, fruit concentration & bright acidity gives the wine length and staying power.

Reyneke Cornerstone Red

WE BELIEVE there’s a lot to be said for the way winemaking used to be. There were no chemicals, no “technological advancements” that made the process a process, and natural balance was more important than balance sheets.

Some people dismiss it as old-fashioned nostalgia, but we like to think of it as ancient wisdom. And we embrace it as much as we can. Not just because it’s better for the earth, but because it makes for better wine.

To find out more about the winery go to the website by clicking here.

You are able to see our full range or Reyneke wines by clicking here.

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg


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