Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Medium-bodied wooded red wine with mint and cigar box flavours on the nose. The wine has a very typical Cabernet character.
Oxtail stew or a juicy steak.
WINE OF ORIGIN
Western Cape Province of South Africa
Cold wet winters, hot dry summers.
IN THE VINEYARD
Stellenbosch, Robertson and Potrivier. All vineyards are trellised – 5-wire Perold system. Basic canopy and crop management with supplemented irrigation. Harvest date mid-March.
YIELD: 8 – 10t/ha
BALLING AT HARVEST: 24.5 – 26.0°B
IN THE CELLAR
Fermented on skins for 7 – 12 days, after which the skins are pressed and the wine is inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate a secondary fermentation. On completion of malolactic fermentation, the wines are matured in French oak for 12 months. Thereafter the wine is filtered and stabilized prior to bottling.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon