Klein Steenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon is packed with red berries and dried rosemary on the nose, with underlying aromas of vanilla, dark chocolate and cedar wood. The palate is smooth with good structure and fine tannins with hints of dark chocolate, mulberries and cassis.

The wine is a great partner to red meats and game dishes.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : John Loubser
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine is ready for drinking but will improve with cellaring over the next 3 years.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Koffieklip and Shale
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 18-25 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Origin: Western Cape: 70% Darling, 30% Robertson

about the harvest: Harvested: February and March 2012

in the cellar : The wine has good fruit concentration, supported by a firm structure true to the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into stainless steel fermenters. After a five day cold soak to extract colour, the grapes are inoculated with yeasts and fermentation takes about 10 days, with temperatures not allowed to exceed 28°C. Pump overs were done three times per day to extract colour and tannin. Hereafter the grapes were pressed and the wine taken to barrel for malolactic fermentation, where it was aged for 14 months in 2nd and 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels. The wine underwent a light egg white fining before bottling in October 2013.

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