Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Mid depth, opaque, garnet appearance. Solid blackcurrant nose with delicate vanilla-oak behind. Open and inviting on the palate, mid weight on entry but builds well to reveal layers of flavour. Blackcurrant backed up with judicious oak and a firm backbone of tannin hidden behind the fruit. Approachable now, but would certainly benefit from a year or two in the bottle.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Marc Kent
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.86  ta : 5.4 g/l  va : 0.59 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink over the new five years.

in the vineyard : A combination of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek fruit. Harvested earlier than previously at the end of February as a result of the hot conditions.

in the cellar : The wine underwent fermentation at an average of 30°C in both closed fermenters and traditional “Oop Kuipe” (open trough) and was pressed after a short post-fermentation maceration. A portion of the wine underwent a natural fermentation. The wine was 25 % matured for nine months using second and third fill Sylvain, Vicard and Demptos casks whilst the balance was tank matured.
The wine was bottled in December 2002.

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