Mooiplaas Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

A full-bodied, complex wine with rich berry and nut flavours complemented by ageing in small French and American-oak barrels.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Mooiplaas Estate
winemaker : Louis Roos
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.6 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.82  ta : 6.2 g/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 1999 - Silver Medal
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2000 - Bronze Medal
Wine Magazine (SA) April 2000 - 3½ stars
about the harvest: Harvested on the 1st of April 1997 at 6.3 tonnes per hectare. The grapes were brought in at 23.1° Balling.

in the cellar : Fermented for approximately 6 days in open vats called "kuipe", cap punched by hand. Bottled on the estate on the 10th of September 1998.
Maturation took place for 12 months in small French and American-oak barrels.

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