Michelangelo CCL International Wine Awards 2010 - Gold Medal
Terroir Awards 2010 - Top Cabernet Sauvignon in the Stellenbosch District
Veritas Wine Show 2010 - Silver Medal
Concours Mondial (Brussels) 2010 - Silver
Deep ruby with saturated opaque centre; abundance of blackcurrant, fynbos and fennel with inky succulence and firm well-managed tannins; rich fruit is beautifully balanced with integrated oak flavours lending depth and complexity. Still somewhat unyielding of delights to come, but lovely structure and fruit will reward a few years cellaring with a luscious mouthful.
Elsie Pels – Cape Wine Master
This wine will reward you well for cellaring for 6 - 8 years.
Delicious served with deboned lamb shoulder with black olive and herb stuffing.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in Clovelly type soil.
About The Harvest
Full ripe grapes picked at 25° Balling. Yield of 7 tons per hectare.
In The Cellar
Destalked and fermented in stainless steel red wine tanks with NT 112 Yeast. Pumping over was done 4 times per day. Lightly pressed at 1 bar. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French Oak Barrels for 18 months. 100% New Oak.