Eikendal Classique 2006

The Eikendal Classique is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and
30% Merlot and Cabernet Franc each - a wine that always entices the
senses. Sweet, ripe black and red fruit abound, followed up with
slight spice and typical earthy, mineral characters. On the pallet it
grips with fine, silky tannins. This wine typifies what Eikendal is all
about – it is a classy, understated red wine with staying power.

Enjoy with medium rare fillet medallions and rocket, Carpaccio with fresh beetroot, or a rich chocolate and berry tart.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Melot 15%
winemaker : Henry Kotze
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.83 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine is drinking well now, and can by enjoyed through 2015
and beyond.

in the vineyard : The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot are some of the
oldest vineyards on the estate and grow on the south-eastern slopes
of our estate. The vineyards are trellised in the Vertical Shoot
Position trellising system on decomposed Koffieklip (“Coffee
Stone”).

about the harvest: The winter preceding the 2006 vintage was wonderfully cold and
wet, and good weather conditions at the start of the growing
season led to good growth. The overall quality for the red
wine vintage was very good, producing wines with great
finesse.

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