WhaleHaven Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Luscious cherry, cassis and a hint of coffee aromas dominate the nose, Intense violet and cinnamon flavours are elegantly contained with well-structured tannins.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Whalehaven Wines
winemaker : Storm Kreusch
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1,5 g/l  pH : 3,6  ta : 6,2 g/l  

ageing : Sediment may occur during bottle maturation, as the wine has not being fined or filtered.

in the cellar : The 1997 vintage was late and needed patience and nerves. The Cabernet Sauvignon only ripened and was harvested at 22,6├é┬░Balling on the 4th April. Pure yeast culture was added. Punch down and pump over 2-3 times daily. Alcoholic fermentation was complete in 7 days. Post fermentation skin contact was allowed for 11 days. After pressing, Malo-Lactic Fermentation was completed. The wine was matured in oak bariques for 14 months.

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