Cultivar: Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Shiraz 38%, Merlot 4%
Wine of Origin: Tulbagh
Standard organic practices were used preparing the grapes for harvesting and irrigation was given to the vines as needed through our moisture monitoring system. Summer canopy management was done to the vines to allow enough sunlight and air flow through the vineyards for correct ripening of the grapes. Left on the vines to fully ripen, the grapes were hand-picked and sorted in the vineyards.
Grapes were cooled overnight before de-stemming and the fruit was then gently crushed. The grapes were cold macerated for 5 days to extract all the soft ripe flavors from the skins. After removing the skins, fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation then followed on the separate components of the blend to convert the lactic acid to soften the wines. Thereafter all the components were blended together and transferred to oak barrels.
The wine had 3 months maturation in 2nd fill French & Hungarian oak barrels before it was prepared for bottling.
Deep red center with bright red rim. Plum and rosemary aromas denote its freshness which is rounded off by subtle spicy and fynbos notes. On the palate the wine is full and round, with notes of plums and red spices. The smooth and juicy tannins let the taste of the wine stay in your mouth. Very adaptable, the wine can be enjoyed at a light lunch, dinner or BBQ. A wine that must be shared.
Alcohol: 13.51 %
Red Sugar: 2.9 g/l
Tot acid: 5.8 g/l
SA Young Wine Show 2018 – Champion Wine Tulbagh Area