Appearance: Ruby Red
Aroma: This wine shows complex red fruit aroma profile, with raspberry, ripe plum and hints of cherry, lead pencil and cedar.
Palate: The ripe fruit and slightly more subtle black currant and apricot flavours are well supported by an integrated tannin structure. This wine has a juicy, well rounded and a full mouth-feel with a long, balanced finish.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Origin: Western Cape
Winemaker: Philip van Staden
Alcohol: 14.41 vol%
Acidity: 6.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 4.5 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.