100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Well established trellised vineyards planted on a northwest facing slope on well-drained decomposed granite soils. These vineyards have access to supplementary irrigation.
Cold and wet winter conditions and a relatively warm and dry summer resulted in good and even budding. Grapes were harvested at 25.7°B with a total acid of 7.0 g/l and a pH of 3.42.
Fermentation is initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration is allowed before drawing off and light pressing. Malolactic fermentation completed in new new French oak barrels. This wine spent 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Winemaker : Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.57
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Jonkershoek Valley
2016 Tim Atkin’s South Africa Special Report – 93 points
Veritas – Double Gold
2017 Platter’s Wine Guide – 4½ stars
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