Graham Beck The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Great complexity of black berry fruit, dark chocolate and plums on the nose. This wine has a rich, juicy entry supported by firm tannins. An elegant creamy palate leads to a long lingering finish.

Great with roast meat dishes, barbeques, venison or mushroom risotto.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.53 % vol  rs : 3.68 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.94 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : A unique selection of prime Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from our Robertson Estate and Estate in Stellenbosch on the Helderberg Ridge. This includes a site located on the South-East facing slope of the Rooiberg Mountain that incorporates the game reserve on the Graham Beck property. The Cabernets are planted on red Karoo soil in Robertson which is also home to the delicate, yet tough fynbos that the game feed on next to the vineyard. The Cabernet in Stellenbosch is planted on Coffee stone soils.

about the harvest: The vineyards yield around 6 to 8 tons per hectare..
Handpicked at full phenolic ripeness during the 2nd week of March 2010.

in the cellar : De-stalked, gently crushed and fermented with 4 daily pump overs to ensure maximum extraction. Once dry, the juice is pressed and transferred into 2nd fill French and American Oak for malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine is then kept for a further 9 months of maturation in barrel to gain complexity and a full mouthfeel.

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