Springfontein Terroir Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

The deep, rich nuances of black berries and cassis are very evident upfront but the elegant tobacco and cedar flavours are lingering in the background to support the subtle fruit.

This complex and big, yet elegant wine is the ideal companion for ox tail, beef and other red meat dishes.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Christo Versfeld
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.3 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 6.47 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Up to 8 years after vintage if cellared correctly.

in the vineyard : Rootstock: Ramsey
Age of Vines: 9 years old
Irrigation: Micro sprinkler

about the harvest: Picking date: 31.03.2008
Yield: 4.5 tons / ha

in the cellar : The grapes were harvested and hand sorted before it was cold soaked for 3 days before inoculating it with yeast for fermentation. The wine spent a total of 24 days on the skins before being drained, pressed and filled to barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked after Malolactic fermentation and filled back to barrels to mature for 22 months in new French oak.

Fermentation temperature: 25 to 29°C
Yeast: : Laffort Zymaflore F15
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Wood ageing: 22 months in 100% new small French oak
Bottling date: 27.01.2010
Production: 10 250 bottles

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