75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cinsault
NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER
Our Cinsault vineyard, planted in 1997, is really coming to age now and producing great quality grapes. In combination with the traditional Cab Sauv this forms a very exciting blend of racy aromatic freshness and structure. The nose shows lovely red and black cherry aromas with some fresh herbs in the background The palate is light bodied with juicy fruit and a fresh acidity.
PAIRS WELL WITH
Pizza and Mediterranean Pastas l Braaivleis l Nachos
CRUSING & DESTEMMING Grapes were crushed, destalked and pumped into an open-top concrete fermentation tank
FERMENTATION METHOD Controlled ferment with regular pump overs and gentle punch downs. cinsault was 55% whole bunch fermented.
MALOLACTIC Yes, 100%
Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the Bordeaux Region in France and is the love-child born of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.
Alcohol % (V/V) : 13.06
Residual Sugar (g/l): 3
Total Acidity (g/l): 5.3