Stellenbosch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
This is a modern styled Cabernet Sauvignon that shows elegance and finesse. The nose shows a vibrant profusion of blackcurrant and cherry. The palate shows floral notes reminiscent of jasmine shrubs. The finish is complex with rich floral flavours and soft yet lingering tannins that speak of longevity.
VITICULTURE AND VINIFICATION NOTES
Fruit sourced from Stellenbosch. Hand-picked at the end of March. Only the best fruit is selected in the vineyards.
Whole bunches were crushed, followed by cold soaking in tank for 48h prior to fermentation. Selected yeast strains were inoculated and fermentation took 10 days in open fermenters. After fermentation were completed wine was rack to 300 liter barrels for malolactic fermentation, the wine was then racked and returned to the same barrels were it aged for 16 months. Barrel selection was done to ensure the complexity and balance of the final wine.
The wine is ready to drink now but will mature further for 7 years.
SUITABILITY FOR VEGETARIANS OR VEGANS
Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.
This wine will pair well with most red meats or poultry and is an ideal match for spicy curries. Serve at a cool room temperature.
Alcohol Volume (%): 13.5%
Sugar: 2.31 g/L
Acidity: 5.58 g/L
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