Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

The wine has a highly aromatic bouquet, full of red fruit, blueberry and cassis with a touch of tobacco aromas. “The wine is lively on the palate, fruity and has soft rounded tannins. The finish is rich and velvety with a long lasting, aromatic aftertaste”, says winemaker Coenie Snyman. It is an excellent wine to serve with red meat, game and pasta.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Coenie Snyman
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.05 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Bronze
in the vineyard : Climate, soil, altitude and slope orientation are selected to capture as much varietal character as possible. Climate is mild with south- and east-facing slopes offering protection against late afternoon sun. Cooling breezes from both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans ensure rich, slow growing crops. Soils are predominantly medium-textured and well-drained with good water holding capacity.

The grapes came from vineyards in the Stellenbosch and Durbanville areas. The vines are cultivated under dryland conditions.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked between 23º and 24º Balling at the beginning of April.

in the cellar : In the cellar the juice fermented on the skins for 7 days at 28ºC. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in wood for 18 months – 65% in new French oak casks, 5% in new American oak casks, 5% in second-fill casks and 25% in third-fill casks.

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