Graham Beck Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Great complexity of black berry fruit, dark chocolate and cassis on the nose, well supported by spicy mineral and cigar box flavours. This wine has a rich, juicy entry and elegant palate with a long refreshing finish.

Great with roast meat dishes, barbeques, venison or mushroom risotto.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.03 % vol  rs : 2.78 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : A selection of prime Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from our Robertson Estate including a site located on the South-East facing slope of the Rooiberg Mountain that incorporates the game reserve on the Graham Beck property. The Cabernets are planted on red Karoo soil which is also home to the delicate, yet tough fynbos that the game feed on next to the vineyard. The vineyards yield around 8 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Handpicked at full phenolic ripeness during the 2nd week of March 2008.

in the cellar : Destalked, gently crushed and fermented with 4 daily pump overs to ensure maximum extraction. Once dry, the juice is pressed and transferred into 2nd fill French and American Oak for malolactic fermentation in barrel. Kept for a further 10 months of maturation in barrel to gain complexity and a full mouth-feel.

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