Overgaauw Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

The deep-colour and intensity draws you into this complex wine with its dark plum core and intriguing layers of roasted spice, a mélange of red and black berry fruit and a full rich round palate. The 18 months spent in French oak barrels imparts a luxurious elegance.

Game steak with red wine mushroom sauce, Fillet with Bèarnaise sauce, Lamb sweet-potato and butternut braise, Fresh bay leaf infused rack of lamb.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Overgaauw Estate
winemaker : David van Velden
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.02 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.99 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2008 - Bronze
2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver
4½ John Platter Wine Guide 2007

ageing : Although accessible now, the firm but ripe tannins give it the structure for 7 to 12 years cellaring, when it will reach its full potential.

in the vineyard : Vineyard Location: Stellenbosch Kloof 185m above sea level, south-facing, 15km from False Bay.
Moderate Climate: Winter average temp: 13º C (min 7º C, max 17º C) / Summer average temp: 15.5º C (min 20.5º C, max 30.5º C)
Soil Type: Deep red Clovelly (decomposed Granite)
Age of vines: 18 years
Trellising: 4-wire hedge system with moveable wires
Pruning: Cordon system with 2 bud spurs, ensuring low yield.

Past vintage notes:
With the ongoing upgrading of the vineyards, clones have been changed over the years, resulting in recent vintages exhibiting more pronounced flavours and greater body.

about the harvest: Harvest date: March
Yield per hectare: 6 tons
Sugar at harvest: 24.8º Balling

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