Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A premium wine in the Cederberg range, only 3 400 bottles produced every year. The 18 months of maturation in new French oak has intensified the rich aromas of blackcurrant and cassis, layered with decadent dark chocolate and cherry tobacco. A velvety texture that lingers on the palate with a distinct blackcurrant aftertaste. A ripe tannin structure from the grapes hanging up to 18 days longer in the vineyard, gives this wine the potential to mature for many years to come.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 14.5% vol Sugar 3.2 g/l
TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.7
ACCOLADES
  • NWC/Top 100 SA Wines '17: Top 100/Double Platinum - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter Wine World Award '17: Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles '17: Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Veritas '16: Bronze - 2014 vintage
  • IWSC '16: Silver Outstanding - 2014 vintage
  • Novare SA TWA '16 National: Top Cabernet Sauvignon - 2014 vintage
  • Novare SA TWA '16 District: Top Cabernet Sauvignon - 2014 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '16: Gold - 2014 vintage
  • NWC/Top 100 SA '16: Top 100/Double Platinum - 2014 vintage
  • Six Nations Challenge '15: Gold - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '16: 4.5 stars - 2013 vintage
  • Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards '15: Top Cabernet - 2013 vintage
  • Concours International des Cabernet '15: Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles '15: Gold - 2013 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '15: Gold - 2013 vintage
  • Decanter Wolrd Wine Awards '14: Gold - 2012 vintage
  • Robert Parker '14: 90 points - 2012 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '14: 92 points - 2012 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '15: 4.5 stars - 2012 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '14: 5 stars - 2011 vintage
  • Veritas '13: Double Gold - 2011 vintage
  • Wine Spectator '13: 91 points - 2010 vintage
  • Veritas '12: Double Gold - 2010 vintage
  • Veritas '11: Double Gold - 2009 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: South-west
Soil types: Glenrosa / Red slate
Age of vines: 17 years, Cederberg ward
Vineyard area: 1.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 5 t/ha
Trellised: Extended Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: CS 46 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 10 March - 17 March 2015
Degree balling at harvest: 25.0°B
Vinification: Cold soak for 3 days before inoculation with selected yeast, a combination of punch down and pump over every 4-6 hours not exceeding 28°C, extended skin contact for 18 days; Barrel maturation: 100% New French oak 225l barrels for 18 months, medium and medium plus toast - medium and tight grain
Optimum drinking time: 5 - 12 years

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