Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon develops a very complex nose with flavours of Cassis, blackcurrant, cherry, a touch of spices and chocolate. The wine has a good tannin structure, perfect balance and length, with layers of flavours which have followed through from the nose to the palate.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Luke O’Cuinneagain
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Weather Conditions - Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
• Cool Winter ensured a good bud burst, it was 9 days early.
• Cool conditions during berry set lead to loose bunches.
• Berry size was smaller than other years.
• December was characterized by warm and dry climate
• Good analysis was achieved especially PH.
• Good wine quality.

in the cellar : 

The grapes were lightly crushed into stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was done by natural yeast with a mixture of rack and returns and open pump overs. Post fermentation skin contact for 2-3 weeks and pressed gently. Malolactic fermentation occurred in French oak barrels. Racked on average every 4 months. Matured during 12 months in oak. During the aging the wine is clarified with natural egg whites and bottled later.

Production
11,000 cases - 66,000 bottles