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44% Shiraz, 34% Grenache & 22% Petit Verdot
Stellenbosch, South Africa
AN EXPRESSION OF STELLENBOSCH THROUGH AUTHORITY AND RICH TRADITION.
Situated on the South Easterly side of the Simonsberg Mountain with elevations 530m above sea level with mainly south-facing slopes, possessing some of the highest elevations in Stellenbosch. The high altitude and the rich red soils are ideal for premium quality wine grape production.
Through the understanding of our optimal climate and soil type, we have firmly entrenched ourselves as one of the leaders in Cabernet Sauvignon, placing Stellenbosch Cabernets firmly on the global wine map.
As we believe grape quality is the single most important factor in serious winemaking, our policy in one of minimum interference, allowing the wines to be a true expression of each vineyard.
This wine shows inviting aromas of juicy black fruit, mulberries, plums and hints of warm spice. After spending 18 months in barrel, the palate is soft and juicy with well rounded tannins and a long, delicious finish.
Particularly good with light and medium flavored meals, such as pizza or a braai (barbeque).
Yeasts Natural Fermentation
Method De-stalked, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, with pump overs being done twice a day.
Wood Maturation 18 months in older French Oak barrels.
Residual Sugar 1.5 g/l
Total acid 5.5 g/l
Alcohol 14.5 %
Rootstock 101-14, R99
Soil Type Tukulu / Glenrosa
Age of Vines Planted 2004 - 2006
Trellising Vertical Hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs
Yield 13.5 tons per hectare
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity.
Picking date 13 - 20th March 2018
Grape Sugar 23.6 - 24.6° Balling
Acidity 6.0 g/l - 6.5 g/l
pH at Harvest 3.4
Certified Sustainable. Vegan Friendly.