Graham Beck Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
Deep, purple/ruby red in colour with complex berry fruit and mint on the nose, joined by mulberry on the palate. Firm tannins and balanced mouth-feel for a long finish.

Excellent with North African dishes, spicy Moroccan tanginess, osso bucco and hearty risottos.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.1 % vol  rs : 2.88 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.78 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
in the vineyard : Unique layered granite gravel soils over yellow cracking clays. 15 year old bush vine vineyard which results in low vigour and low yielding Cabernet with structure. The unique site of this vineyard has sea views and is also very cool due to sea breezes.

about the harvest: Handpicked at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : The grapes were crushed and transferred to upright stainless steel tanks. Part aerated pump overs and part pneumatic punch down with extended skin contact. 3 Rackings and 13 months maturation in French barriques, 30% new and 70% 2nd and 3rd fill oak.

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