Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Colour: Intense, dark ruby.
Bouquet: Very subtle oak nuances behind very ingtense (almost sweet) blackcurrant aromas make the nose on this wine incredibly enticing.
Taste: Dark berry flavours on the mouth confirm what the nose experienced, filling the palate with a supple intensity of fruit and oak seamlessly integrated. Tannins are firmly friendly.

This wine will accompany well most good red meat-dishes and will enjoy the added vibrance of peppered sauces especially.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Guy Webber
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.28 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine should reach its peak in drinkability at an age of around eight years.

in the vineyard : Viticulturist: Eben Archer
Sourced from seven individual vineyards, the fruit used for this wine showed the diverse characters of each and were picked separately during the week of 7 to 14 April. The vineyards ranged in age between 12 and 16 years with the fruit being harvested at yields of around 5.2 Tonnes/ha. Soils for the different vineyards are mostly classified as Tukulu and Oakleaf with a small portion of Swartland. All the vineyards are trellised.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested by hand in mid-March.

in the cellar : The hand-picked grapes were crushed and destemmed before being fermented with yeast strains in closed stainless steel fermenters and left on their skins for 6 weeks. After draining off the juice from the skins, the wine was allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation in tank before being transferred to 300-litre oak barrels for a maturation period of 12 months. Barrels comprised around 70% French oak, 22% American oak and 8% Russian oak. Final bottling took place on 14 December 2004 with a total of 30,778 bottles being filled.

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