Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet SauvignonRed 2014

The King of Red Wines, consistently a show stopper and delivers even better with some aging to it. Vineyards are planted on deep red Hutton and Avalon soils.

History

Each vineyard and bunch of grapes is hand-selected and picked before dawn to ensure no flavours are lost in the heat of the day. After de-stemming with about 10% whole berries, a fifteen day maceration is followed by fractional pressing with the free run and press juices being blended at a later stage. 70% of this wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel, spending 18 months in 60% new and 40% second fill French oak. This wine is made to be aged for ten years or more. If your taste buds will let you wait that long.   

Awards

  • 2013   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2012   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2011   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2010   Decanter International Trophy Awards 'Best Bordeaux Varietal' (2014), Gold Medal Veritas (2013)
  • 2009   4 Stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, Veritas Gold (2012)
  • 2008   4 star Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2007   90 points Robert Parker, 92 points Wine Pioneer (USA), Classic FM Top 6, 4 star Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2006   4 star Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2005   Double Gold SA Veritas, 4 star Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2004   Gold SA Veritas, 4 star Platter's SA Wine Guide

Production

  • Barrel Ageing: 17 months in 50% new, and 50% 2nd fill French Oak
  • Maturation: 15 - 20 years from vintage
  • Alcohol: 14.4% by volume
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l
  • Total Acid: 6.1 g/l
  • pH: 3.56

Food Pairing

Excellent with grilled ribeye steak. Classic match for richer savoury dishes, springbok fillet or black mushroom stroganoff.

Tasting Note

Cigar box, lead pencil nose with cassis and cherry flavours. Juicy fruit with an elegant finish.

Pricing

R 175.00 per bottle
R 1,050.00 per case of 6

All deliveries of 24 bottles or more within South Africa will be free of charge.