Savanha Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Wonderful concentrations of peppermint, dark chocolate, cassis and cedar spice.  The palate is rich, layered and complex, delivering ripe fruit and subtle oak. A great example of minimal oak influence.

Rack of lamb with garlic and parsley, sirloin steak with Madagascan pepper sauce, coq au vin, mature cheese - especially cheddar and gouda.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Johan Jordaan
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Climate
Temperature: Winter 8 - 19°C; Summer 13 - 29°C   
Annual Rainfall: 780mm
Proximity to Ocean: 10 - 45 km

Tukulu and Vilafontes

Trellised, 12 year-old vines planted on east-facing slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 9 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand-harvested from selected vineyard blocks and meticulously sorted.

in the cellar : After cold soaking for 2 days at 13 - 14°C, the grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks at 22 - 26°C.  Free run wine was put in a French oak barrels, a combination of 2nd and 3rd fill. Malolactic fermentation and further maturation took place over a total period of 14 months. Meticulous barrel selection was done to deliver this specific style of wine.

Cellar Master: Frans Smit
Winemaker: Johan Jordaan

find our wines in :


Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon