Hoopenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

This wine boasts full, well-developed, open aromas and flavours combining green pepper, cassis and fresh blackberry fruit with a pleasantly vegetal, meat extract character. A gorgeously, tasty Cabernet combing modern appeal and traditional classicism. Enjoy with roast loin of kudu.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Hoopenburg Wines
winemaker : Ernst Gouws
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 2.40 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.60 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Should mature well for another 5 to 7 years.

in the vineyard : Situated in the Muldersvlei area near Stellenbosch, Hoopenburg lies at the foot of Simonsberg mountain. The average temperature during the growing season is between 18 and 19 °C, due to the cooling winds from the south. The well-drained soil is rich in clay and limestone.

20 500 Cabernet Sauvignon bush vines were planted between 1993 and 1997 after careful soil preparation. The grapes ripen at the end of the harvesting season.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested manually in small crates at optimum ripeness.

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