Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Intense deep colour with cassis, red berries and attractive oak spice on the nose. Full-bodied palate with red and black fruit, a hint of meaty, earthy, developed flavours are also detected. Long, dry finish.

A full-bodied serious wine enjoyed with various meats, including roasted lamb, ostrich and venison, but also complements tomato-based pasta

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Merlot, 1.65% Shiraz ]
winery : Knorhoek Wines
winemaker : Arno Albertyn
wine of origin : Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or in the next 3-5 years, but can easily age for 20 years.

in the vineyard : Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are picked from clone CS46C, which gives very typical Cabernet Sauvignon character, and clone CS163E.

in the cellar : The grapes are fermented in open fermenters and the cap is punched down. Matured in French oak barrels only for 19 months, 100% new barrels are used for the Cabernet Sauvignon part. A touch of Merlot and Shiraz, matured in an even proportion of second and third fill barrels, was used to complete the mouthfeel and to add complexity to the wine. This is an unfiltered wine.

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