Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

SOURCE:
This 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from fully ripe grapes harvested from Haut Espoir in the Franschhoek region.

WEATHER:
Prior to ripening, the conditions were cool and dry, a few hot patches just before harvesting led to the development of excellent flavours on the vine.

HARVESTING:
The grapes were hand harvested in the coolness of early morning on the 20thof March.

VINIFICATION:
After de-stemming and partial carbonic maceration the whole berries were fermented to dryness over 10 days in small open fermentation tanks.  After a 7 weekpost fermentation maceration period, the wine underwent malolactic in 50 % New French and Hungarian Oak barrels, and matured for 20 months. Left to settle in tank before bottling, this wine did not receive filtration before bottling.  

TASTING NOTES:
The dominant fruits are cranberries with almond notes, complexity is added with the toasty flavours imparted through sensitive oaking and barrel maturation.

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT:
Red meat especially lamb, game birds, rich meaty casseroles, chargrilled meat or game.  

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS:
pH 3.63 - Alcohol 14.69 - Total acid5.9 g/l - Residual Sugar   3.7 g/l

PRODUCTION: 9430 bottles

WINEMAKER: Nikey van Zyl


Price: 1 bottle R230/ Case of 6 bottles R1380

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