Drostdy Hof Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Deep Ruby Red colour. A classical South African Cabernet Sauvignon aroma packed with cassis, cherries backed by hints of oak and cigarbox. Medium bodied wine that shows dark fruit flavours like christmas cake. The soft easy tannins combine with the oak to make the wine complex and soft.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Kobus Gerber
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 6.0 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : A well-balanced wine with complex notes that is easy accessible and ready to be enjoyed now and will mature for a year or three.

in the vineyard : The Drostdy Wine Cellar, located close to the historic town of Tulbagh, was established in 1964, at the foot of the Winterhoek Mountains. The Distell range takes its name from Tulbagh’s old magistrate’s building, De Oude Drostdy, dating back to 1804. A national monument, that overlooks the cellars.

The grapes came from vineyards in the Coastal Region.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked between 24 and 25° Balling in the beginning of March.

in the cellar : The wine was fermented for four days on the skins to preserve as much fruit as possible and extract enough color without extracting the full-bodied tannins. 30% of the wine was matured in 3rd use barrels and the rest was matured on French oak staves for 9 months to add a bit of spice and complexity.

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