Hoopenburg Integer Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The typical blackcurrants and prunes, sprinkling of mixed dry herb combined with a sleek and elegant structure makes this an old world SouthAfrican Cabernet Sauvignon. An alcohol of around the 13 % makes helps to unhide more of the offerings this wine.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Hoopenburg Wines
winemaker : Neil Hawkins
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.0 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon come from solely from 15 year old Hoopenburg bush vines on the farm.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 23° Balling.

in the cellar : They were destemmed but not crushed to preserve the fruit. The grapes were fermented for 3 weeks on the skins before being pressed and laid to rest in new French oak barrels for 12 months, then 2nd fill for a further 18 months. Here the malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before being bottled.

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