WINEMAKER: Johan Jordaan
ORIGIN: Groenekloof (Darling)
TERROIR / SOIL:
Deep, decomposed granite soils with clay subsoil. Cool, south western-facing slopes.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised vines aged 18 years yielded 7 tonnes per hectare. Selective foliage management was done during ripening, resulting in the development of thicker grape skins for more concentration.
The grapes were hand harvested at optimal ripeness of phenols and taste. The berries were hand selected by size and colour density to craft a concentrated and finessed wine. Fermentation was done in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks and continued for 21 days on the skins before being racked to 300-liter French oak barrels (60% new and 40% second fill). Malolactic fermentation and maturation were done in barrel for 14 months, resulting in a dense, fruit-laden Cabernet Sauvignon, representative of its terroir.
Alc: 14.49% vol
TA: 6.0 g/L
RS: 4.0 g/L
APPEARANCE: Deep ruby red
TASTING NOTE: This smooth, full-bodied wine has prominent aromas of black cherries, blackcurrant and cedar spice. The palate shows intense black berries and a smoky spiciness that surfaces from the depths of this intensely layered wine. The wine finishes with a lingering smooth, rounded tannin structure.
SERVE WITH: Grilled rib-eye steak with wild mushroom sauce.Download 2018