CABERNET SAUVIGNON WINE 2014
CABERNET SAUVIGNON WINE TASTING NOTES
Dark red, purple in colour, the wine has tonnes of blackcurrant, violet and cedar aromas with touches of mint. The rich, ripe, opulent but youthful palate has plummy fruit, a background of new oak and fine tannins.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine
The vineyards are also influenced by southerly breezes during the summer months which have a beneficial effect. Further parcels of fruit are sourced from complementary sites within the Stellenbosch and Paarl area.
ABOUT THE HARVEST
Harvest commenced in March. The grapes were harvested from a few different Cabernet Sauvignon wine vineyards at between 23.8° and 25.4° Balling.
IN THE CELLAR
The grapes were de-stemmed and fermented in 10 000 litre stainless steel tanks. The juice was pumped over the skins daily to extract colour, tannins, and flavour. Once fermentation was completed, the wine was left on the skins for a further 6 - 11 days to macerate. The wine was racked off the skins, and malo-lactic fermentation was completed, partially in barrels and in tanks. The Cabernet Sauvignon wine was then racked and transferred to French oak barrels for 12 - 16 months.