Guardian Peak | Guardian Peak Frontier Cabernet Sauvignon
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Guardian Peak Frontier Cabernet Sauvignon

About This Wine

 2014 VINTAGE

 

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.

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Vintage: 2014

Origin: Western Cape

Winemaker: Philip van Staden

 

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 14.41 vol%

Acidity: 6.1 g/l

PH: 3.53

Residual Sugar: 4.5 g/l

 

CLIMATE

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. 

SOIL

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.

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