Van Loveren Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2013

A harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The wine has an appealing ruby red colour with soft plum and ripe summer berry flavours followed by a round finish.

A food-friendly wine. Try with roast meat dishes, pork, lamb, venison, ham, duck and cheese.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussell Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.35 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 4.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2011 John Platter Guide - 3 Stars
2010 WINE Magazine 2010 Best Value Guide - 3 Stars
2010 Veritas Awards - Silver

ageing : Maturation potential: 2 - 3 years

in the vineyard : Age of vine: 10 Years old
Soils: Sandstone; Karoo
Trellising: 4 Wire Perold system
Irrigation: Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.

about the harvest: Harvesting is done by hand and machine. Night harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Oaked for 10 months with French Oak staves. The grapes were vinified separately, with minimal intervention to allow each cultivar to express their individual characteristics and the soil of their origin.

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