Savanha Winemakers Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Dark in colour with a purple hue. Intense aromas of blackcurrant and wild cherry flavours on the nose. The palate rewards with juicy sweet fruit flavours and a velvety smooth finish.

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

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.4 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Seven to eight 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.

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