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Vriesenhof Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Bright fruit with intense aromatics of cloves and aniseed, long lingering finish of pencil lead and minerality.

The Cabernet Sauvignon shows best with venison and beef.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Nicky Claasens
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.81 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 1500ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : From the 2001 vintage the Cabernet Sauvignon will only be available in magnum, making it a collector's item. The reason being to identify a couple of barrels of excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and to put something special in bottle to be enjoyed now or in years to come.

The Vriesenhof Cabernet Sauvignon is only available in magnum, making it a collector’s item. The reason being to identify a couple of barrels of excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and to put something special in bottle to be enjoyed now or in years to come. Of this particular vintage only 1600 bottles were made.

in the vineyard : Situation: On top of the hill at Vriesenhof farm, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch br / Altitude: 200m br / Distance from sea: 8km br / Soil Type: Granite br / Rootstock: 101-14 br / Age Of Vines: +/-15 years br / Trellising: SD br / Pruning: Short br / Irrigation: Supplement overhead

in the cellar : The wine was fermented in stainless steal tanks and underwent 100% malolactic fermentation before racked to barrels. The wine was aged for 42 months in 2nd fill French oak barrels.

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