Graham Beck The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Deep ruby red in colour with blackberry fruit, hints of dried herbs and cigar box notes on the nose. The palate is full bodied with juicy mulberry and cherry flavours, tobacco spice and cedar wood. This wine has soft yet firm tannins with a balanced mouth feel and long finish.

Excellent with North African dishes, spicy Moroccan tanginess or tagines, osso bucco and hearty risottos.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Low yielding Cabernet Sauvignon from our Firgrove, Stellenbosch farms. Unique layered granite gravel soils over yellow cracking clays. Low yielding bush vines and trellised vineyards aged between 10-20 years old with sea views which fight soil and sea winds for low vigour.

The Cape Leopard

One of the most admired yet elusive of Africa's Big Five animals, the leopard (Panthera pardus), is a notoriously shy creature. As an apex predator this big cat is critical to the sustainability of many other species. The Cape leopard may represent a unique subspecies. An exciting research project has established that a total of seven leopards currently roam the area. Our Robertson farm plays a vital role in maintaining the genetic diversity and distribution of this majestic species.

about the harvest: Handpicked at optimum ripeness for concentration of fruit and ripe tannin structure.

in the cellar : Aerated pump over and pneumatic punch down with extended skin contact. 15 Months maturation in a selection of first and second fill French oak barrels.

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