100% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Jonkershoek Valley and more specifically the south facing slopes are of the coolest sites in Stellenbosch. The vineyards are also influenced by southerly breezes during the summer months which have a beneficial effect. Further parcels of fruit are sourced from complimentary sites within the Stellenbosch area.
Trellised vineyards with supplementary irrigation grown on mainly decomposed granite soils.
Grapes were harvested between 24.7°B and 25.2°B with a total acid of 7.3 g/l and a pH of between 3.41 and 3.45.
Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration was allowed before drawing off and light pressing. Malolactic fermentation was completed in French oak barrels.
The wine spent 18 months in 25% in 1st fill French oak barrels.
Winemaker : Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.58
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
2016 Tim Atkin’s South Africa Special Report – 91 points
Veritas – Gold
Wine of the Week by Lifestyle@iafrica.com (May 2017)
2017 Veritas Gold