Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2008

Aromas of rich dark fruit and leather, backed by mint and smoky undertones. Full-bodied and intense, with a cigar box finish.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot ]
winemaker : Philip Costandius
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.64 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 6.33 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

2012 - Silver: Veritas Awards 2012
2012 - Silver: IWSC Awards  2012
2013 - 4½ Star Rating: John Platter's Wine Guide 2013

ageing : Worthy of ageing for six to ten years.

in the vineyard : The Cabernet is sourced from two separate vineyards of 6.3ha of double-row bush vines, bearing 3.4 tons/ha, one of which is 20- and the other 26-years-old. Intensive summer pruning was done to ensure maximum sunlight and wind penetration without damaging the vines, as well as crop thinning to optimise sugar and colour accumulation in the grapes. These vineyards are drip-irrigated to prevent the vines from becoming stressed. The Merlot is from a 6-year-old, non-irrigated vineyard in the Simonsberg bowl.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked.

in the cellar : Grapes had been destalked and crushed into stainless steel fermenters where it underwent a series of pump over. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in French oak barriques (87% new) for 17months

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