Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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R1026 for 6 bottles

R171 per bottle

Classic upfront cassis, dark plum and a hint of mint evolves to notes of cigar box and dried herbs. Firm, ripe tannin, wood spice and minerality lingers on the finish.

Pair with grilled beef steaks, oxtail, hearty stews and casseroles.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Ridgeback Wines
winemaker : Toit Wessels
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.76  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Cellaring for 5 - 8 years.

in the vineyard : The North- South facing vineyards are grown in deep Oakleaf soils and are vertically shoot positioned and irrigated according to soil moisture availability and leaf water potential schedules. Leaf plucking in the bunch zone enables sufficient sunlight penetration into the canopy ensuring ripe tannins and optimal berry flavour at harvest.

in the cellar : lispan style="font-size: 10pt;"The bunches were destemmed with minimal crushing retaining a whole berry component of 40% in the fermenter./span/liliThe mash was then cold soaked overnight at 12 degrees Celsius./liliFermentation, using a specific commercial yeast strain, was done in open stainless steel fermenters at 24-28 degrees Celsius and the ferment lasted 7 days./liliGentle pumpovers were applied twice daily to extract flavour and tannins for structure. Delestage (rack and return) further aided soft tannin extraction./liliThe mash was pressed immediately after primary fermentation was completed./liliThe wine was then gravity fed to 225l barrels for secondary or Malo-lactic fermentation./liliMaturation in 35% new and 65% second fill French oak barrels lasted for 17 months and the wine was then lightly filtered prior to bottling./libr /Bottled: September 2013br /Release Date: August 2014br /Bottles: 5415

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