Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Colour: Brick red with a mulberry rim.
Bouquet: An excellent integration of berries, plums and cherries with a hint of coffee
and spices.
Taste: Full –bodied with cherries and blackberries on entry and subtle wood flavours in the background dominated by cedar and mocha.

Enjoy on its own or with herb-crusted lamb roasts, game fish, mild cheeses, stuffed poultry and barbecues.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : De Wet Viljoen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.30 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 6.40 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : The wine is ready to enjoy now, but will improve for another five to seven years with maturation.

in the vineyard : Viticulturist: Eben Archer
Planted between 1987 and 1991 the north-west facing vineyards grow 224 m above sea level on decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone soils. The vines are grafted onto nematode-resistant Richter 99 and 110 rootstocks and trellised on a five-wire vertical fence system.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 25° Balling in March.

in the cellar : After destalking and crushing, the mash was fermented using a selected, pure yeast culture in rotation tanks at 25° to 28°C over seven days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 24 months in new, second and third fill small French oak.

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