RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014
RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TASTING NOTES
The primary impression on the nose is that of ripe red fruit, plums, and cherries, with the background filled with vibrant brown oak spice. The palate is lively that brilliantly combine elegant and juicy fruit.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
The grapes were sourced from vineyards grown in a cross-section of regions and specifically selected for their fruit concentration and optimal varietal expression. These soils typically tended to be derived from decomposed granite and so-called Table Mountain sandstone. Vineyard tactics included pruning to two-bud spurs, shoot removal, bunch thinning, green harvesting and canopy management for best ripeness and quality.
ABOUT THE HARVEST
The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon growing period was relatively hot, resulting in concentrated grapes with silky ripe tannins. Grapes were hand-harvested from mid-February to late March at an average ripeness of between 24° – 25°C
IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation differed according to variety, with fermentations taking on average eight to 10 days and regular pumpovers for colour extraction. The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was left on the grape skins for extended maceration for up to three weeks, to allow for optimal colour and tannin extraction.