Uitkyk Carlonet 2003

Colour: Dark ruby with pink hues and a bright rim.
Bouquet: A combination of dried fruit, especially prunes, berries and spices all in one mouthful. Fine undertones of vanilla oak finishes off this backetful of aromas.
Taste: The nose carries through onto the palate with berries, dried fruit, spices and chocolate, which all contribute to a well-rounded feel with a backbone of ripe tannins. A long finish with a hint of spiciness at the end.

A perfect partner for steaks, rich oxtail, casseroles and also pizzas and pastas.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Uitkyk Estate
winemaker : Estelle Lourens
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.67 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 5.8 g/l  so2 : 58 mg/l  fso2 : 17 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine is already accessible, but will definitely gain from further cellaring.

in the vineyard : The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were sourced from the famous 'Bordeaux' block. These vines were planted between 1989 and 1993 on nematode resistant rootstocks and are a combination of 3 clones: CS203, CS46B and 15. The vineyard is planted in deep, red soil originating from decomposed granite and facing northwest at 300m above sea level. Supplementary overhead irrigation was necessary in January 2003.

about the harvest: The Cabernet grapes were hand picked at 25.5° - 27° Balling at the end of February and beginning of March 2003.

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