Savanha Winemakers Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Dark in colour with a purple hue. Inviting plum and red-berry shows on the nose withhints of tobacco and fruitcake. These follow through to a mouth-filling palatewith a lingering blackcurrant aftertaste.

Serve with char-grilled rib fillet and seared Mediterranean vegetables.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot. ]
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.3 % vol  rs : 3 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or within 3-5 years of harvest.

in the vineyard : Nine year-old trellised vines planted on eastern slopes in the Western Cape yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 9 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 24.5° Balling, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled for fermentation. After 2 days of cold soaking the juice fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily, and 60% of the wine matured in French oak barrels for 6-8 months. 
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

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