Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Intense deep colour with cassis, red berries and attractive oak spice on the nose. Full-bodied palate with red and black fruit, a hint of meaty, earthy, developed flavours are also detected. Long, dry finish.

A full-bodied serious wine enjoyed with various meats, ostrich and venison, but also complements tomato-based pasta

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot ]
winery : Knorhoek Wines
winemaker : Arno Albertyn
wine of origin : Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or in the next 3-5 years.

in the vineyard : Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are picked from clone CS46C, which gives very typical Cabernet Sauvignon character, and clone CS163E.

about the harvest: The grapes are picked fully ripe from a combination of old and new clones.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented in open fermenting tanks (kuipe). Matured for 22 months in small French oak barrels, selected 50% new and 25% 2nd and 3rd-fill respectively

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