Sixpence Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2010

Dark red berry fruits with plum and hints of coffee and chocolate. Fresh and fairly racy in the mouth with layers of ripe, red berry flavours. All rolls out across the palate with just enough tannin to give good grip.

Very versatile wine that could accompany a wide range of meat dishes, especially steak, pastas, pizzas and rich seafood.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot ]
winemaker : Stanley Louw
wine of origin : Slanghoek
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 3 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 6.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Lovely, satisfying wine now with potential to develop in the bottle over a few years.

in the vineyard : Sixpence was the nickname given to shepherd Daniel Smiles who looked after the flocks of sheep that roamed the farm in the 1950s' and 1960's, when current owner Stanley Louw was a boy.

The Merlot vineyards were planted on what had been grazing land, and they have been referred to as Sixpence's Vineyards ever since.

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