Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2003

Veritas 2006 - Bronze
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Silver
John Platter - 4½ stars
Deep ruby red colour, elegant complex fruit flavours on the nose followed by a well structured mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. For that special occasion.


variety : Merlot [ 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Francois Conradie
wine of origin : Simonsberg - Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.67 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.74  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2006 - Bronze
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Silver (81/100)
John Platter - 4½ stars

ageing : Ansela van de Caab is an excellent reflection of the huge influence that great terroir plays in producing red wines that has the potential to age and mature gracefully.

about the harvest: This season leading up to the 2003 harvest would be remembered as a winemakers dream. The grapes ripened early and with the good viticultural practices we were blessed with stunning healthy grapes.

in the cellar : The grapes were all hand harvested, crushed, destalked and fermented in a combination of classic open fermenters as well as stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation was done in French oak, (225l) barrels. (30% new oak). Ansela van de Caab 2003 is a blend of selected Merlot (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%). The blend is made up after each respective variety has matured for 12 months in oak. Once the blend has been made, the wine is re-introduced into French oak for a further 4 months to ensure that a good marriage takes place. The wine is bottled unfiltered to ensure minimal intervention.

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