Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ripe cherry hues describe the colour. A herbal pot-pourri of oregano, thyme and bay leaf announces the nose. Toasted almond and buttered toast describes the oak. The wine is laced with red fruits, the palate shows a muscular structure composed of balanced acidity and lively, layered tannins. The wine ends robust and meaty which indicates that it has great longevity.

This wine is meant for a choice steak as accompaniment.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine can be mature for up to 8 year.

in the vineyard : Cultivar: Cabernet Sauvignon, CS46 & CS 169 
Rootstock: 101-14
Planted: 2005
Row Direction: NW/SE
Plant Density: 2,667 vines / ha
Soil Type: Hutton and Oakleaf
Trellis System: VSP - 3 wire
Pruning: 2 bud spurs
Irrigation: Supplementary drip

about the harvest: Picking Date: 16 March 2012
Grape Sugar: 25.5° Balling
Acidity: 5.2
pH at Harvest: 3.69

in the cellar : Bunch and Berry sorting : By hand
Crushing and Destemming : delicate processing
Pump overs : 3 times per day
Cold Soak : 3 days
Yeast : BDX Red
Fermentation Temperature : max 28° C
Wood Maturation : 19 months in 50% new French oak barrels

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