Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal(s):

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking

The grapes were handpicked at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10 °C to ensure the finest flavor and freshness. Upon crushing, a temperature of 10 °C was maintained and both skins and juice were left in contact in French oak tanks for 10 days. Varying from stainless steel, this approach provides improved color and flavor stability. After fermentation, color and character is allowed to develop for a period of 4 weeks before the wine is transferred to 30% new French oak barrels for 16-22 months. The use of new French oak allows the wine to retain certain flavors and extract tannin from the oak resulting in a fuller mid pallet. By using only 30% new oak, increased levels of fruit flavors are promoted within the wine, ensuring the wine has maximum character and flavor with great ageing potential.

Winemaker’s comments

A stunning deep red in color, this wine beautifully expresses fruit flavours of plum and red cherry. Taste is wonderfully intense with flavours of well ripened dark fruits, blackberry and mint. This wine is perfect to drink now yet could mature well within the bottle for a further 6 years.

Food Pairing

This wine is easily drinkable on its own but will also complement flavourful meat very well. We recommend a seasoned beef steak or if you prefer fish then a juicy seared tuna steak.

Awards

Silver Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2008 

Analysis

Alcohol: 15,0 % v/v

Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l

Total Acidity: 5,9 g/l

pH: 4,0

Extract: 37,6 g/l

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