Bilton Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Rich purple/red in colour with black olives, earthy and leather characters on nose with cloves and cinnamon - lovely spicy aromas. Strong cigar box and tobacco leaf flavours with tomato leaf and truffles. Masculine complex tannins on the palate with an elegant long lingering aftertaste and finish.

To be enjoyed with roast beef or game dishes

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Bilton Wines
winemaker : Rudi de Wet
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.4 % vol  rs : 3.82 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
John Platter Wine Guide - 4 stars
about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked

in the cellar : Grapes were transported to cellar where they were crushed and de-stemmed. Pre-soaked for 2 days before chosen yeast-inoculated to start the fermentation and controlled fermentation took took place in open fermantor tanks.

After fermentation free-run and press juice were kept separately for later blending. Assessed, blended and matured from 22 months in French, American and Hungarian oak 300 litre barrels, 80% new and 20% second and third fill. Egg white fining followed by soft filtration and bottling.

Bottle maturation from 18 months

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