Bianco Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Veritas 2002 - Bronze
Decanter Magazine (UK) 2003 - 3 Stars
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003/4 - Silver
Michelin: NEOS “One of the best Cabernets in South Africa”

Wine Magazine - 3½ Stars
Young and intense, a juvenile masterpiece. Dark bluey, red colour. An intense masculine flavour. Nose slightly closed, but showing signs of imminent revelation of it’s true potential. Well structured with a firm tannin profile, everything in its right place, will be a classic like the 2000 vintage.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Toni Bianco
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 13.08 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 6.4 g/l  va : 0.68 g/l  so2 : 98 mg/l  fso2 : 28 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003/4 - Silver
Michelin: NEOS “One of the best Cabernets in South Africa”
Decanter Magazine (UK) 2003 - 3 Stars, Recommended Award out of 120 wines tasted.
Wine Magazine - 3½ Stars

ageing : Should age well under ideal conditions for 10 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Area planted: 5.5 HA
Age of vines: 10 years
Rootstock: Richter 100, 101/14
Trellis system: Double Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary Drip
Vine density: Tram Line 3mx1.2x1.5
Climate: Mediterranean
Soil: Old River Bed

about the harvest: Date: Late February
Type: Picked by hand
Yield: 6.5 ton/ha

in the cellar : Crushing/Destemming: Destemmed / No crush
Tanks (type): Stainless Fermenter
Fermentation protocol: Tank 25-28?C, 7-10 days (Vessel, temperature, duration)
Malolactic (y/n): Yes
Lees contact / battonage: 4 days
Barrel ageing: 12 months
Oak type, % of blend, duration: 90% French & 10 % U.S.A. oak
Other method of oak maturation (Chips etc): No
Fining: No
Stabilisation: No

Does this wine contain any genetically modified ingredients?: No

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