Indalo Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Colour: Rich, ruby red colour.
Bouquet: Vanilla, red berries and dark fruit with the slightest cigar box character at the back.
Palate: Well structured but silky smooth tannin, covered with an explosion of characteristic cassis fruit and raspberries, and ended by a lingering chocolaty aftertaste.

Rich meaty stews and pastas or game dishes. Roasted Karoo Lamb rump and Rosemary infused Ratatouille.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 15 % vol  rs : 4.55 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 6.08 g/l  va : 0.76 g/l  so2 : 101 mg/l  fso2 : 44 mg/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

International Wine Challenge 2010: Silver Medal

ageing : Drink now or cellar for 3 years.

in the vineyard : Dry land vines. Warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Irrigation on some prime blocks.

about the harvest: Harvested at optimum physiological ripeness, between 24° - 26° Balling.

in the cellar : Fermentation

Time, Temp and Method

After harvesting the grapes were destemmed, gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel at 26° - 28°C. Drained and pressed at 5°B and inoculated with malolactic bacteria. After completion of MLF racked, sterile filtrated and transferred to 225 litre French oak barrels. Racked once after 4 months in oak and aged for another 8 months under strict temperature and humidity control.

All wines aged in one-third new, one-third second and one-third third fill French oak barrels for up to 14 months.

Post Blending Treatment
Best barrels selected for final blend, no further fining. Only filtered before bottling.

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