VARIETAL: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cinsault
ORIGIN OF GRAPES: Coastal
V I N T A G E N O T E
Vineyards planted in decomposed granite soils with westernly slopes were identified in the Franschhoek-, Swartland- and Breede River areas to make this blend. Well-manicured and settled vines, yielding between 4 to 6 tonnes/ha.
W I N E M A K I N G
Fermentation took place in open top fermenters at 28°C with 4 – 6 punch downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.2 bar pressure after a short period on the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in older 225l French Oak barrels for a total maturation time of 20 months then blended for bottling.
T A S T I N G N O T E
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault shows great concentration and length with pureness and focus on the palate. Red fruit driven with silky but present tannins shape this multi-dimensional wine which intrigues with every sip.
A N A L Y S I S
Alc. 14 % | Residual Sugar 1.4 g/l | TA 6.3 g/l | pH 3.43
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