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H.M.S. Rattlesnake Red 750ml 2009
Sku: 1797066*
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Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Grape Varietal: Merlot,Syrah
Type: Still wine
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A young red wine bursting at the seams with concentrated aromas of fresh red berry fruit and plums, supported by a fusion of shiraz spice and herbal tones from the merlot. Whiffs of cacao linger through the bouquet as the wine opens up in the glass. The palate displays concentrated plum and dark chocolate flavors, with a creamy mid-palate structure and soft, supple tannins which coat the mouth from front to back, ending in a pleasant and lingering dark chocolate finish.

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Technical notes
Alcohol: 13.67 % Residual Sugar: 6.00 g/l pH: 3.55 Total Acid: 5.39 g/l

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HMS Rattlesnake, a 16-gun sloop under the captaincy of Commander John Spranger, played a valiant role in this historical skirmish.

Food pairing
Enjoy with rich dishes such as meaty pizzas, tomato based pastas, succulent lamb chops or even on its own in good company.

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With the Napoleonic wars imminent, Holland gave her full support to the French revolutionary armies. Britain thus lost a strategic ally and with it access to the coveted Cape of Good Hope. The only alternative was to seize the colony by force. On the 7th of August 1795 a small yet intrepid fleet of Royal Navy warships bombarded the Dutch garrison at Muizenberg, not far from Cape Town. After very little resistance the Dutch forces retreated and fled to Zandvlei. Fighting continued for five weeks further inland and finally ended on Wynberg Hill. This wine pays tribute to an important event in South African military history.

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