Guardian Peak Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Appearance: Dark Opaque
Aroma: Eucalyptus aromas are prominent with a hint of pencil lead, characteristic to Cabernet Sauvignon.
Palate: Rich, ripe tannins come to the fore backed up by a powerful middle palate. This wine shows great structure complimented by a long, lengthy finish.
Impression: Jean Engelbrecht's appreciation for Napa styled Cabernet Sauvignons is the inspiration behind this wine. It will develop and mature beautifully over the next few years.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Guardian Peak
winemaker : Philip van Staden
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.11 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 
Climate
Mediterranean rainfall of approx 650mm per annum. The vineyards are situated at the upper end of the valley, hence the slightly warmer and more moderate climatic conditions, resulting in optimum grape berry ripeness. The grapes are sourced from vineyards from 83m up to 250m above sea level.

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

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in open top fermentors and was followed by a maceration period of 14 days after primary fermentation. The wine was matured in first fill French oak for 18 months.

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