De Zoete Inval Cabernet Sauvignon 1980

Well-aged in the traditional style. Got quite a lot of sediment due to the fact that we don’t over fine our wines.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Adrian Frater
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 11.0 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 4.01  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Have been softened by time and should be consumed now as they are at their best. Showing characteristic browning of older wines.

in the cellar : Made in traditional Cape Style. Made in open fermenters, with 2 pump overs per day left on skins for as long as there was space available. Analysis show typical character of old clone ie: low sugars, therefore lower alcohols. higher pHs, which we try control with calculated acid additions.

These wines are remnants of the great Cape Red, and will remind you of the "good old days". Somehow, the modern reds, although not comparable, have lost something the older Cape reds had. Very full, robust and almost undrinkable when they were young.

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