Novare SA Terrior Wine Awards 2013: Bottelary Ward - Top Carbenet Sauvignon
Novare SA Terrior Wine Awards 2013: Stellenbosch District - Top Carbenet Sauvignon
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Gold Medal
Intense ruby with deeply saturated heart; vibrant and vigorous Cabernet Sauvignon with powerful blackcurrant and black cherry flavours brushed with the herbaceous complexity of buchu, thyme and fynbos; muscular structure with finely honed tannins and cedary oak adding substance to the fruity core; well balanced and will develop over the next 4 to 6 years to reveal hidden treasures. Perfect with traditional Karoo Leg of Lamb with rosemary and thyme.
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. Yield of 7 tons per hectare.
About The Harvest
Full ripe grapes picked at 25° Balling.
In The Cellar
Destalked and fermented in stainless steel red wine tanks with NT 112 Yeast. Pumping over was done 4 x per day. Lightly pressed at 1 bar. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French Oak Barrels for 24 months. 50% New French Oak.