Le Bonheur Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Colour: Plum red.
Bouquet: Raspberry, blackcurrant and red berries supported by delicate vanilla oak and cigar box.
Taste: Lead pencil shavings, pine needles and forest floor with some beefy notes. Oak and berries well integrated with soft but firm tannins and a long finish.

Serve with any red meat dish. Enjoy on its own with mature, hard, yellow cheeses that also comes to mind.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Sakkie Kotzé
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.49 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 5.5 g/l  va : 0.49 g/l  so2 : 66 mg/l  fso2 : 25 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Will mature extremely well for 8 to 10 years.

in the vineyard : The vineyards (viticulturist: Eben Archer)
Grapes were sourced from north-easterly facing vineyard blocks on the estate located 200 m to 350 m above seal level. The vineyards are between the ages of 9 and 28 years old and are cultivated under dry land conditions.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested by hand at 24° Balling and hand-sorted.

in the cellar : Once the grapes had been crushed, the mash was cooled and fermentation took place at 28° C over 8 days. Upon completion of malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in 300-litre French oak barrels for 18 months.

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