Drostdy Hof Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Colour: Deep Ruby Red
Nose: A classical South African Cabernet Sauvignon aroma showing mulberry flavours combined with peppers and cloves.
Palate: Medium bodied wine that combines soft round tannins with juicy dark berries with atouch of broen spice. The subtle oaking makes this wine complex and soft.

The wine is an ideal companion with pastas, game and veal or can be enjoyed on its own.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Thinus Kruger
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.02 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : The tannins are ripe and accessible, but will provide structure for extended ageing in the bottle. With further cellaring the 2004
Drostdy-Hof Cabernet Sauvignon will gain in complexity and character over the next three years.

in the vineyard : The grapes came from vineyards in the Coastal Region, with the majority of the fruit being from the Stellenbosch and Agter Paarl area.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked (hand and machine harvested) between 24 and 25° Balling during the last week of February and the beginning of March.

in the cellar : The juice was fermented for five days on the skins to preserve as much fruit as possible and extract enough colour without extracting the full-bodied tannins. A third of the wine was matured in third fill barrels and the balance in French oak staves for nine months to add spice and complexity.

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