Reif Estate Winery Vinea
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Tara Luxmore
- Published on: October 19, 2018
- Last modified: October 19, 2018
Venerated winemaker Klaus Reif first dreamed up this spirit in the ’90s and served it to family and friends, who loved flavour. But for 20 years the recipe sat on the shelf, and in the mind of Rief. After a few minor tweaks, Vinea was launched earlier this year. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and brandy (plus some secret ingredients), it’s silky smooth with a nice balance of acidity and sweetness. Whiffs of liquorice, fresh orange blossom and a touch of cotton candy sweetness and a pleasant, light bitterness at the swallow. Sip it on ice. Available at the winery and online.