Guardian Peak Frontier 2012

The wine has a bright ruby red colour. Superb red fruit aromas of raspberry and plum are supported with hints of black cherry and cedar. The ripe red fruit from the nose comes to the fore on the palate. There is a subtle fynbos undertone that backs up the medium to full mouthfeel. This wine has a nice firm structure, with a lengthy red fruit finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Guardian Peak
winemaker : Philip van Staden
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.30 % vol  rs : 4.15 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Climate
Terroir-driven wines selected from vineyards ranging from Mediterranean climates in Stellenbosch (rainfall ± 600mm per annum) to more arid coastal regions (rainfall + 200mm per annum). Drip irrigation used in drier areas to optimally control vineyard produce.

Soil
A diverse composition of soil and topography add complexity and an array of different characteristics to the wine.

in the cellar : The wine is fermented at 28°C in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurred 5 times a day. Maturation occurred in 2nd and 3rd fill 300 liter French and American oak for 10 months.

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