21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon
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21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet is considered king of the grapes; the 21 Gables more than does this regal reputation justice. Open this mysterious and majestic beast and you’ll have instantly ensured your meal is set to be a special one. Opulent cassis and cedar flavours, a full body and concentrated structure all marry well with grilled steaks; the wine is also terrific with a lamb shank braise or aubergine tagine.

"Part of a consistently impressive range under the 21 Gables label, this Cabernet hails from a northwest-facing slope on the Helderberg. Dense, layered and flavoursome, it has the structure to balance its 70% new wood, some tannic backbone and scented blackcurrant pastille and cedarwood notes. 2022-26" - Tim Atkin, MW

WINEMAKER: Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN: Stellenbosch

TERROIR / SOIL: Decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:

The vines are grown on the west-northwesterly-facing slope of the majestic Helderberg mountain, on the southern side of Stellenbosch. Slow ripening of the 13-year-old vines’ fruit is a result of them being a mere 7km from the False Bay coast and 300m above sea level. The granitic soil features clay in the subsoil which aids in moisture retention. This results in small berries concentrated in flavour and tannin. The foliage is manicured to withstand the onslaught of the cool southeasterly wind during ripening and to enable the bunches to develop colour and flavour evenly during the cool, slow cycle of ripening.

WINEMAKING:

The grapes were handpicked, destemmed and individually sorted to ensure only the best coloured and sized fruit were selected. Fermentation occurred in stainless-steel fermenters for a period of 24 days and barrelled down to 70% new French oak barrels for 26 months. Barrel selection was done to make the perfect blend of the original single vineyard site.

ANALYSIS:

Alc

14.53 % vol

TA

5.9g/L

RS

2.8 g/L

pH

3.60

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