85% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc 5% Merlot
Stellenbosch, South Africa The Cabernet Sauvignon vines is planted on south-westerly slopes in the Stellenbosch area with an east to west and north to south row direction. Cabernet franc from the block “Vaaldraai” is also included in this blend.“Peperboom” is the name of the Merlot block that’s used in this blend and is lying at the foothill of Klapmutskop.
From two vineyards situated on a south-westerly slope in the Simonsberg area, Stellenbosch.
Grapes are picked by hand in order to do bunch selection in the vineyards. Great care is taken in the cellar to optimise extraction of flavours during fermentation by means of pump overs and deléstage. Fermentation temperature was maintained between 25 and 28 degree Celsius. Post maturation was done on the Merlot component. The wine spent 16 months in French oak, hogshead, barrels of which 30% where new and the rest second and third fill barrels.
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l Alcohol: 14.0% pH: 3.63 Total Acidity: 5.50 g/l