Swartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Very dark, ruby colour. Chocolate and plum flavours on the nose. Palate is very rich with chocolate and green pepper flavours.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.58 % vol  rs : 1.1 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.44 g/l  so2 : 73 mg/l  fso2 : 43 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
John Platter Guide 2005 - 3 Stars

ageing : 5 to 7 years

in the vineyard : Soil: Grown on the deep red, hutton soils with high moist retention properties. All vineyards are unirrigated bush vine.
Climate: The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Warm, dry summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes.
Annual rainfall: 400mm average.

about the harvest: Cabernet is hand harvested at sugars between 22-25º Balling.

in the cellar : Fermented in automatic fermentation tanks on the skins for approximately 3 days at 25-29ºC. The best tanks are selected and after wood maturation the final blends are made for the Swartland Cabernet.
Oak maturation: 3-6 months in small oak.

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