Compagniesdrift Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016

Intense black currant plum and spice on the nose, these flavours follow through on the palate coupled with a rich juiciness and soft, silky tannins.

Roast meat and game.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
winery : Compagniesdrift
winemaker : Chris Williams
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 6.5 g/l  va : 0.65 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : 0  

ageing : 

From 4 - 8 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : 

The Cabernet Sauvignon- Merlot 2016 was vinified from selected fruit from low-yielding mature vineyards. 
16 Year old vines on five wire trellising with drip irrigation is used. The vines are situated on the North-West facing slopes of the Helderberg on decomposed granite.

about the harvest: 

Hand picked.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented between 25° to 28° C using commercial yeast. Malolactic fermentation was completed in barrel. Alcoholic fermentation was done in open fermenters.
Matured in seasoned 300Ltr French Oak barrels for 14 months

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