Hercules Paragon Cabernet Sauvignon

 

CABERNET-SAUVIGNON

Full-bodied red wine with blackcurrant and strawberry flavours,  complemented by cinnamon.  Mintiness and cigar box flavours on the nose.  The wine has a very typical Cabernet Sauvignon character with ripe  tannins. Suggested period for storing is 5 – 7 years, or it can be enjoyed now  with your favourite steak. 

TASTING NOTE

A full-bodied, barrel-matured red wine with ripe tannins, the juicy flavours of blackcurrant and strawberry complemented by cinnamon and almond aromas. Some mint and cigar box flavours round off  this Complex varietal masterpiece.

Enjoy With

Your favourite steak

Geography

Western Cape

In The Vineyard

Vineyards are on the cooler East and South Eastern slopes, towards Stellenbosch. Vineyards are trellised, 5-wire Perold system. Basic canopy and crop management with supplemented irrigation. Harvest time mid-March.

The Harvest

Yield: 8 – 10t/haBalling at Harvest: 24,5 – 26°B

In The Cellar

Fermented on skins for 7 – 12 days after which the skins are pressed and the wine inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate a secondary fermentation. The malolactic fermentation takes place in small bariques. On completion the wines are racked and aged for 12 – 18 months in French and American bariques. Wine is given only one coarse filtration prior to bottling.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Technical Analysis

Winemaker
Ryan Puttick

Alchol
14%

pH
3.53

Residual Sugar
3,8g/l

Total Acid
5,69g/l

Volatile Acid
0,60g/l

SO2
45mg/l

Characteristics

Type
Red

Style
Dry/Wooded

Taste
Mintiness