Excelsior Evanthius Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Deep ruby red colour with a black core. This wine is full-bodied with aromas of blackcurrants, chocolate and cedar. The wine has rich, but soft tannins and a long finish. 

This wine is perfect with roast lamb or beef or try it with oxtail stew.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Johan Stemmet
wine of origin : Ashton
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.6 g/l  so2 : 41 mg/l  fso2 : 7 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Calling Card: Old vine Cabernet. This wine has great ageing potential base on past trade record.

This wine will reward patient cellaring of up to 10 years. It is recommended that the wine be decanted prior to serving

in the vineyard : The Story
This Cabernet Sauvignon pays homage to Evanthuis, a Hackney horse that was imported by Excelsior in 1913. This Hackney sire was a champion in Britain and America, winning first prize four times at the London Hackney show and in New York, in the days when the Hackney was the king of the world. He went on to win many titles in South Africa, including that of Rosebank's Champion Stallion.

Vineyard
This Cabernet comes from the oldest vines on the farm. They were planted in 1988 in the best calcareous soils.

in the cellar : The wine was aged in 30% new oak barrels for a period of 12 months.

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