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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon


Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
A deep dark red classic Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe fruit, notes of cassis and delicate mint and eucalyptus characters adding complexity. Firm tannin structure bringing forward length and depth in this wine.
The Vineyard
Altitude: 110 – 140m
Soil Type: Oakleaf & Tukulu
Planted: 2000 & 2001
Irrigation: Drip
Viticulturist: Frans Snyman
The Harvest
Method: Hand picked in 20kg crates
Yield: 8 t/ha
Time: mid to end March
The Winemaking
Winemaker: Jacques Fourie
Must treatment: Cold maceration for 4 days
Fermentation: SST Tank
12 months in French oak 20% new, 80% second fill
Bottled: July 2010
Production: 9’000 bottles
Aging potential: >10 years 

Technical Analysis
Alcohol: 14.0%   PH: 3.6
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l   Residual sugar: 2.4 g/l

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