Premier Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Cab Sauv NV (L)

Medium – bodied wooded red wine made, with mint and cigar box flavours on the nose. The wine has a very typical Cabernet character.

 

Tasting Notes

Medium-bodied wooded red wine with mint and cigar box flavours on the nose. The wine has a very typical Cabernet character.

 

Enjoy With

 Oxtail stew or a juicy steak.   

 

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape 

 

Geography

Western Cape Province of South Africa – Paarl and surrounding areas.Cold wet winters, hot dry summers.

 

In The Vineyard

Eastern   and North Eastern slopes towards Stellenbosch and Durbanville.  All   vineyards are trellised – 5-wire Perold system.  Basic canopy and crop   management with supplemented irrigation.  Harvest date mid-March.  

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 8 – 10 t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 24,5 – 26,0 °B 

 

In The Cellar

Fermented   on skins for 7-12 days, after which the skins are pressed and the wine   is inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate a secondary   fermentation.  On completion of malolactic fermentation, the  wines are   matured in French oak for 6 – 9 months.  There after the wine is   filtered and stabilized prior to bottling.

 

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 14 %vol
pH 3.65
Residual Sugar 4.5 g/l
Total Acid 5.58 g/l
Volatile Acid 0.59 g/l
SO2 45 mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type Red
Style Dry
Taste Fragant / Wooded