Hildenbrand Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Barrique 2000

Concentrated flavours with hints of blackcurrant, blackberry and mint. Elegant oak, fine balance. Long finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Reni Hildenbrand
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.2 g/l  va : 0.6 g/l  
type : Red  

AWARDS
Veritas 2001 - Silver

ageing : Interesting now with superb maturation potential of up to 10 years.

in the vineyard : Varietal (clone): CS 163
Rootstock: 101-14
Date of plantation: 1993
Soil type: Glenrosa
Spacing: 1 x 2.75m
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: 2 bud spurs every 15 cm
Yield: 7-8 tons/ha
Irrigation: Drip controlled by soil moisture measuring device

about the harvest: Picking date: 12-18 February 2000
Grape sugar: 24.8 - 25.2º Balling
Acidity: 7.8g/l
pH at harvest 3.3

in the cellar : Yeasts: French Yeast
Fermentation temperature: 18-28ºC
Method: Destemmed, crushed, pumped into open fermentation tanks. Racked into barrels (Barriques). Malolactic fermentation in barrels. 14 months maturation 80% French oak and 20% American oak. 1/3 new barrels; 1/3 second fill; 1/3 third fill.

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