Cardouw Cabernet Sauvignon

3½ Stars by John Platter

The noble French variety made in the classical traditional style. A full-bodied dry red wine. Well balanced between structure, fruit and wood. With flavours of mint and berries. Enjoy with casseroles or red meat. Ready to drink.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : 
winemaker : Johan Delport
wine of origin : Olifants River
analysis : alc : 11.7 % vol  rs : 1.53 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  

1999 Vintage - Swiss International Air Lines Wine Award 2004 - Bronze
3½ Stars by John Platter
in the vineyard : These grapes are grown on high altitude in the Piekenierskloof mountains and are cultivated under dry land and bush vine conditions.

about the harvest: Harvesting is done by hand to ensure that the grapes arrived at the cellar at its best.

in the cellar : Four days are allowed for cold maceration at 14°C, where after the juice are inoculated with a pure yeast culture for fermentation at 29°C. Fermentation takes five days, with five days more for skin contact. Malo-lactic fermentation and ageing are done in small French oak barrels.

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