Overgaauw Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

This product pays tribute to the exceptional 2003 vintage on the estate. As the 2002 vintage did not meet Overgaauw’s standards, no Cabernet Sauvignon was released that year.
This Cabernet Sauvignon shows complexity with deep layers of black plums, cassis and savoury-smoky spice, even hints of minerality. Well-crafted and given the significant oak credentials to age for another 7 to 15 years, its fine-grained, ripe tannins nevertheless make it accessible now. A handsome, muscular wine.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Overgaauw Estate
winemaker : Chris Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.19 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : The maturation in oak barrels adds to the complexity and future development of this wine and a promising aging potential of 7-15 years.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Deep Red Clovelly
Age of Vines: 17 years
Location of Vineyard: 185m above sea level, south-facing

about the harvest: Harvest date: 50% February 2001, 50% March 2003
Yield: 6 tons / ha
Sugar level: 24,8º Balling

in the cellar : Length of Fermentation: 3 weeks skin contact.
Cellar Maturation: 18 months in 100% new 225L French oak barrels.
Note about past vintages: With the ongoing upgrading of the vineyards, clones have been changed over the years, with more recent vintages exhibiting more pronounced flavours and greater body.

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