Kleine Draken Dry Red NV (Discontinued)

Colour: Brilliant red
Nose: Elegant berry fruit, vanilla.
Palate: Well balanced, slightly wooded easy drinking.

White or red meats, spicy fish, poultry, pastries or pasta dishes.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and various other red varieties. ]
winery : Kleine Draken
winemaker : Jean van Rooyen
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.1 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  ta : 5.76 g/l  fso2 : 25 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded kosher
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Irrigation: Overhead
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

about the harvest: Type: Handpicked
Date: 20 February & 7 March
Yield: 10 tons / ha

in the cellar : After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized and then re-cooled to 24°C. The mash was then inoculated with a specially chosen yeast strain. At about 2° Balling the mash was pressed and the wine matured in 3rd fill French Oak for 6 months. The wine was sterile filtered and bottled after suitable tank maturation in March 2011.

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Cabernet Sauvignon