The Muratie Cabernet Sauvignon was made from three different blocks on the estate. The vines were planted in 1981, 1993 and 1998. All the vineyards are North West facing and at an elevation of 260m above sea level. The root stock is Richter 101 and 114.
The grapes were handpicked yielding 6 tons per hectare
They were then crushed, destalked and pumped into a combination of stainless steel and open fermenters. A controlled fermentation was ensured and regular pump-overs and punch-downs were done. Matured in 60% new French Oak for 20 months. The fruit, tannin structure and fine acidity indicates a wine of balance and finesse reflective of the Simonsberg terroir.
Residual sugar: 2.9 g/l
Total acid: 5.8 g/l
Type: Dry Red wine
Pack size: 750ml
Pack type: Bottle
Winemaker: Hattingh de Villiers
Can be enjoyed now or up to eight years from now.