Appearance: Bright Opaque
Aroma: Bold characteristics of dark fruits ease into cigar box aromas on the nose. Hints of tobacco and spicy cedar form wonderful complexity to the rich aroma.
Palate: The substantially fruit driven palate is wonderfully supported by bold, ripe tannins. the balanced wooded characteristic and long lasting finish add to the elegance and the charm of this wine.
Impression: “I have a great respect for Napa Cabernet Sauvignons as I appreciate the art of their balance in such powerful wine. This wine was made to see how close we can come to a Napa style Cabernet Sauvignon in Stellenbosch.”
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemakers: Roelof Lotriet
Alcohol: 14.48 vol%
Acidity: 6.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l
Mediterranean rainfall of approx 650mm per annum. The vineyards are situated at the upper end of the valley, hence the slightly warmer and more moderate climatic conditions, resulting in optimum grape berry ripeness. The grapes are sourced from vineyards from 83m up to 250m above sea level
A diverse composition of soil and topography add complexity and an array of different characteristics to the wine.
VINIFICATION & STYLE
Fermentation took place in open top fermentors and was followed by a maceration period of 14 days after primary fermentation. The wine was matured in first fill French oak for 18 months.