Appearance: Ruby Red
Aroma: Profiles of tabacco leaves, wild bramble and lead pencil shavings integrate with a clean, fresh wood finishes to create a classic Cabernet Sauvignon nose.
Palate: Dark fruit essence of blackcurrant and plums leave a powerful, yet elegant finish om the palate which is supported by the structure of big bold, fruit intense tannins.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Origin: Western Cape
Winemaker: Roelof Lotriet
Alcohol: 13.79 vol%
Acidity: 6.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 4.1 g/l
Terroir-driven wines selected from vineyards ranging from Mediterranean climates in Stellenbosch (rainfall ± 600mm per annum) to more arid coastal regions (rainfall + 200mm per annum). Drip irrigation used in drier areas to optimally control vineyard produce.
A diverse composition of soil and topography add complexity and an array of different characteristics to the wine.
VINIFICATION & STYLE
The wine is fermented at 28°C in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurred 5 times a day. Maturation occurred in 2nd and 3rd fill 300 liter French and American oak for 10 months.