Leopards Leap Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2015

Winy Style: Full-bodied, New World, gently wooded. Nose: Intriguing aromas of blueberry, chocolate and cassis, supported by soft undertones of wildflowers and soft fruit scents.Palate: Full-round dark fruit characteristics join subtle oak flavours to create a silky and elegant palate experience.

Serve with flavourful meat dishes such as veal and pork accompanied by aromatic mushroom and herb flavours.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : 0   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Grapes came from Swartland and Perdeberg.

about the harvest: Picked at 26° Balling,

in the cellar : 

Grapes sorted, de-stemmed, crushed and fermented at 28 degrees Celsius. Post-fermentation with 7 days skin contact.

Maturation: 50% of this blend was matured in 225 litre French oak barrels for a period of 9 months. The balance was oak- staved for 10 months, with added micro-oxygenation.

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