Oranjerivier Ruby Cabernet 1998

Clear and bright, ruby coloured forward nose, berries. Medium tannins, good fruit with medium aftertaste.

variety : Ruby Cabernet [ Ruby Cabernet ]
winemaker : Team
wine of origin : Orange River
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 4.1  ta : 5.3 g/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Easy drinking light red, can be kept for a maximum of 3 years.

in the cellar : Climate:
High summer temperatures, summer rainfall area.

Mostly old vines - the area stretches across 300 km. Hot long summers contribute to resultant high sugars.

Grapes were harvested at a ripeness of 24ºB and fermented dry at 22ºB. Skin contact was allowed for 6 days, where after it was separated from the juice and fermented in a stainless stell tank. Frech Oak was used for maturity for 1 year. The wine was bottle matured for 6 months before its release.

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