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Haskell IV 2013


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Blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Shiraz

Origin: Stellenbosch

Harvest Data

Vintage detail: What a lovely vintage this was. Favourable cool  conditions prevailed from the pea stage to véraison and December was characterised by less wind than usual. The advantages of these circumstances were less water usage by the plant easier canopy management and less input required to manage vineyards.

Balling: 24.5 to 26

Production volume: 45 hl/ha

Hand Harvested: 100%


Whole berries: 0%

De-stemmed: 100%

Fermentation vessel: Open 3000L containers and 5000L stainless steel open fermenters

Fermentation: Fermented with inoculated yeast with 4 pump-overs and punch downs in the first part of fermentation and only two during the last half of fermentation. Total maceration with skins was 15 – 21 days

Barrel Type: 225L French oak MT of Bordeaux

New Barrel %: 70%

Maturation: 16 -18 Months

Fining: Light fining with egg-white

Filtration: Coarse filtration prior to bottling

Bottled: January 2014

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14.60 vol%

pH: 3.7

Total acidity: 5.5 g/l

Tasting note

Beautiful dark ruby coloured. The nose shows flavours of black and red cherries, fruitcake and mulberries. The palate is beautifully textured although soft entrance with lovely ripe fruit tannins in perfect harmony with oak nuances.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg