Morgenhof Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

A dark ruby red colour welcomes you to a complex nose filled with flavours of black berries, cassis, spice and violets. These flavours follow through on a full palate that ends with a firm tannic structure.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Jacques Cilliers
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.79 % vol  rs : 2 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Service Area: Cabernet Sauvignon 16.72 hectares
Terroir: These vineyards are planted on W-NW and W-SW slopes at 170m - 240m above sea-level. The soil on all these blocks varies from medium to heavy textured, with a moderate structure and shale mother material. The clay content varies 15% - 20%
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vineyard Age: Cabernet Sauvignon 9 - 16 years
Density/Block: 3000 - 3500 vines per hectare
Rootstock: Cabernet Sauvignon: Richter 99; Richter 110
Soil Preparation: Mechanical preparation and adjusting of the pH with lime.

about the harvest: Harvesting by hand in picking baskets which get tipped in bins for transport to the cellar.
Date of Ripening: 28/02/2006 – 20/03/2006

in the cellar : Basic Cellar Procedure: Received the grapes during mid morning. Crushing and de-stemming commenced and then the mash is pumped into Marionette fermentation tanks where it was cold macerated for 3 days. Yeast was then added so that fermentation could start. Fermentation took place at between 20° - 30°C.
Pump Overs: Aerated pump-over 4 times per daily and moving one times the volume of the tank with every pump-over
Maceration: 10 - 24 days
Press: Bucher Pneumatic press. The first press-wine went with the free-run and the next press-wine was kept separately and treated with the necessary fining agents.
Malolactic Fermentation: Malo-lactic fermentation done in Stainless Steel tanks
Maturation: Wine was aged 18 Months in 40% new French oak barrels
Bottling Date: 19/04/2011

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