Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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 3.6 g/l TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.7

ACCOLADES
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 Cabernets ’15: Silver – 2013 vintage
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles ’15: Gold – 2013 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards ’15: Gold – 2013 vintage
Decanter World 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 ’12 & ’13: Double Gold – 2010 & 2011 vintage
Wine Spectator ’13: 91 points – 2010 vintage

VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Facing: South west
Soil types: Glenrosa / Red slate
Age of vines: 16 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: 11 March – 8 April 2014
Degree balling at harvest: 25.0°B
Vinification: Cold soak for 3 days before inoculation with selected yeast, pump over every 4 – 6 hours not exceeding 28°C, extended skin contact for 18 days; barrel maturation in 100% New French oak 225 l barrels for 18 months, medium toast – medium and tight grain.
Optimum drinking time: 5 – 12 years.

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