Hidden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

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Maiden Vintage
Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Silver
South African Trophy Wine Show 2002- Bronze medal

Dark, intense mulberry in colour with cassis, berry and slight minty aromas. These follow through to the palate with hints of vanilla and nuts, full fruit and spicy, smoky overtones.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Jeremy Walker
wine of origin : Devon Valley
analysis : alc : 14.16 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.82  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Silver
South African Trophy Wine Show 2002- Bronze medal
John Platter 2001 - 4.5 stars
Michelangelo 2001 - Silver Medal

ageing : This full-bodied, finely balanced wine with firm, round tannins will benefit from bottle maturation for up to 6 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : The grapes for the Hidden Valley 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon were selected from prime vineyards in Firgrove & Helderberg.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked in March 1999 into small lug baskets and transported to Grangehurst Winery for destalking and crushing by well-known vintner, Jeremy Walker.

in the cellar : The mash was fermented in open red fermenters ("kuipe"), with regular punching through of the skins until dry, at a temperature of 30ºC. After pressing, the free-run and press wines were blended and pumped into 225lt barrels. The wine was barrel matured for 18 months in 70% French and 30% American oak (1st, 2nd & 3rd fill). The wine was racked out of the barrels and bottled at the beginning of October 2001. A total of 5000 bottles were produced.

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