Sterhuis Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

The wine is classic in style, serious yet very accessible with loads of black cherry fruit, mint and minerals on the nose. The palate is elegant with dark fruit, spicy oak and classical tea leaf flavours resulting in a long, elegant, minerally finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Sterhuis
winemaker : Johan Kruger
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5% % vol  rs : 2 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 6 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Mineral  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The vineyard was vested on a northern slope at an average altitude of 320 metres above sea level. Planted with a French clone the berries are very small and the flavours and colour are focused. The Malmesbury shale and granite derived soils are reflected in the wines earthy minerality.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand picked, destemmed and only 50% of the berries were crushed to stimulate fermentation inside the berries which results in fruitier wines. Fermentation took place at 24ºC to 26ºC for a period of 18 days. After fermentation the wine spent three weeks on the skins to soften the tannins. Thereafter the grapes were pressed to undergo malolactic fermentation in barrels. The wine spent 20 months in 80% new barrels and was racked three times before bottling.

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