Stellekaya Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Inspired by Antares in Scorpius
Inky Ruby Colour. A big wine with high alcohol. Ripe tannins with rich cassis and plum fruits with smoky and minty complexity. Wood tannins are dry and refined. This wine will age well and needs time to reach it's potential.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Peet le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.4 % vol  rs : 2.03 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 6.39 g/l  va : 0.61 g/l  so2 : 76 mg/l  fso2 : 17 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
3 stars - Wine Magazine April 2002

ageing : 6-10 years

in the vineyard : Situation: North West Slopes of Helderberg
Altitude: 180-200m
Soil Type: Tukulu (Decomposed Granite)
Age of Vines: 15 Years
Irrigation: Dry Land
Climate: Cool False Bay evening breezes

about the harvest: The grapes were hand picked at about 25º Balling and yield was about 8 tonnes per Ha after cropping was done in January.

in the cellar : Fermentation: Open Micro Fermenters
Pressing: Basket Press
Malolactic Fermentation: In the Barrel
Maturation: 20 months in New French Oak
Bottled: November 2001

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