TRUE TO TERROIR CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018
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TRUE TO TERROIR CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018

TASTING NOTE:

Blackcurrant, blackberries, plums and cedar notes with a rich and complex middle palate and a balanced freshness complemented by sweet oak. This medium- to full-bodied wine shows beautiful integration.

SERVE WITH: Chilled to ±10°C with medium-spiced food.

APPEARANCE: Deep ruby red

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

13.97 % vol

TA:

6.0 g/L

RS:

2.8 g/L

pH:

3.66

WINEMAKER: Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN:

Coastal region (Cape Town and Stellenbosch)

TERROIR / SOIL: Decomposed granite and weathered shale.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:

The vineyards are planted on a range of aspects, from flat to north-eastern facing slopes that moderate phenolic development and enhance fruit preservation. Rich, deep, decomposed granite soils have good water retention and medium fertility, resulting in low, concentrated yields. This adds to the complexity and tannin structure of the wine.

Temperature: winter 8 – 19°C; summer 13 – 29°C

Annual rainfall: average of 450mm

Proximity to ocean: 6 to 20 km

WINEMAKING:

Grapes were hand harvested, de-stemmed and individually sorted before inoculated fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After 15 days, free-run wine was racked to barrels to continue malolactic fermentation in a combination of 80% French and 20% American oak barrels (mainly second fill; some third fill) and matured in the same vessels for 14 months. Barrel selection was done to blend the most harmonious expression of the cool coastal region.

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