Winemaker – Rianie Strydom
Main Variety – Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol – 13.5 %vol
pH – 3.64
RS – 3.5 g/l
Total Acid – 5.4 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
Type – Red
Style – Dry
Body – Medium
The 2011 vintage shows classic dark berry fruit with underlying grassiness on the nose. On the palate it is well balanced with soft tannins.
This wine will benefit from further maturation in the bottle for up to 8 years.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ideally suited to rare duck with cranberry sauce, various steak and lamb dishes and hard cheeses such as Gruyere and mature cheddar.
About the Harvest
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was picked at optimum ripeness, with half of the fruit coming from Devon Valley and the balance from Villiera.
In the Cellar
The wine was fully crushed and fermented in pump-over fermenters at ± 25° C. Full MLF occurred in tank before blending and racking to barrels. The wine was matured for just over a year in French oak barrels (including 50% new).