Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Bold yet beautiful. An experience of contrasts. Traditional expectations are effortlessly met, before a more contemporary journey through dimensions of raw cocoa, worked leather, black currants, dried oregano and rosemary begins. Will glamorize the heartiest of lamb shank pot pies with any of your best friends.

Winemaker Comments

Cabernet Sauvignon wines are made in the vineyard. Leaves were removed in the bunch zone on the south side of the canopy that improved sunlight penetration in the bunch zones to ensure optimal ripening conditions. This also increases the bud fertility for the vine in years to come. Small berries and tiny bunches results in high fruit concentration of the juice at harvest and results in a complex, concentrated wine in the bottle. Grapes are hand harvested at full phenolic ripeness, destemmed and the individual berries are sorted. Fermentation takes place in open fermenters with punch downs every four hours. The wine is left on the skins for a further three weeks after fermentation before the wine is pressed. The wine was matured in French oak barrels for 12 months (30% new oak) followed by a light filtration prior to bottling.

 

Analysis

Cultivar: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vine: 8 yrs
Root Stock:  Mgt 101-14
Yield: average 8 tons/ha
Wood: 12 months, 100% French oak (30% new oak)
Alcohol: 14.0%
Sugar: 2.4g/l
Acid: 6.1g/l
pH: 3.71
 

Tasting Notes