Drostdy Hof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (International)

Colour: Deep red
Bouquet: Blackcurrents and grass with shades of green olive and oak spices in the background
Taste: Full-bodied with fruity, plummy flavours and soft fruit tannins

The wine is an ideal companion with pastas, venison veal or can be enjoyed on its own.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Justin Corrans
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.52 % vol  rs : 5.8 g/l  pH : 3.70  ta : 5.60 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : pPotential The tannins are ripe and accessible, but will provide structure for extended ageing in the bottle. With further cellaring the Drostdy-Hof Cabernet Sauvignon will gain in complexity and character over the next three years.br / /p

in the vineyard : The vineyards (viticulturist: Bennie Liebenberg)
The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Coastal Region, with the majority of the fruit sourced from the Stellenbosch and Agter Paarl areas.

about the harvest: 

The winemaking (winemaker: Justin Corrans)
The grapes were harvested by hand and machine between 24º and 25º Balling at the end of February and beginning of March.

in the cellar : The juice was fermented for five days on the skins to preserve as much fruit as possible and extract enough colour without extracting the harsh tannins. A third of the wine was matured in third fill barrels and the balance on French oak staves for nine months to add spice and complexity.

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