Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Aromas of summer fruits, black currant, cassis, fennel and hints of cigar box underneath. The palate has a good flavour concentration backed by classical Cabernet tannins to ensure a long lingering aftertaste.

Seared venison with Cabernet Sauvignon and berry reduction, garlic and rosemary marinated sirloin with Salsa Verde or balsamic glazed veal chop with home-made apple sauce.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Boela Gerber
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 14.38 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine shows fresh fruit in its youth, but will benefit from some aging.

in the vineyard : 

Climate: Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Average rainfall of 1100mm per annum.

Soil type: Hutton, Glenrosa and Cartref.

Viticulture: The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from blocks that is south and south east facing and is between 54m to 102m above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 25°Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes were then fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine matured for 13 months in 225ltr French oak barrels, of which 55% were new and the balance made up of 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.

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