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

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 northeastern-facing slopes that moderate phenolic development and enhance fruit preservation. The rich, deep, decomposed granite soils have good water retention and medium fertility; this results in low, concentrated yields, which adds complexity and tannin structure.

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

Annual rainfall: average of 450 mm

Proximity to ocean: 6 to 20 km

WINEMAKING:
The 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.

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 14.49 % vol
TA: 5.2 g/L
RS: 4.0 g/L
pH: 3.74

APPEARANCE: Deep ruby red.

TASTING NOTE:
This rich and complex wine offers blackcurrant, blackberries, plums and cedar. Beautifully integrated, its balanced freshness is complemented by sweet oak.

SERVE WITH:
Serve slightly chilled with a lamb biryani or a green vegetable curry.

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