Piekenierskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

R130.00

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a very good example of typical South African Cabernet with an intense dark red colour with good vibrancies. The nose reminds of cassis, dark chocolate and tobacco notes. Firm tannins, a definite richness in texture, full bodied and great length.

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Description

In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. These vineyards are all non-irrigated bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.

Harvest Date
During the second week of March

Winemaking
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26°C. This wine was fermented in 3000L French oak barrels. During fermentation the grape cap is punched down 4 times per day for maximum extraction. Fermented dry on the skins and pressed off to barrel for malo-lactic fermentation. The wine is racked for maturation of 18 months in 30% new and 70% second fill and older 225L French oak barrels.

Tasting Note
This Cabernet Sauvignon is a very good example of typical South African Cabernet with an intense dark red colour with good vibrancies. The nose reminds of cassis, dark chocolate and tobacco notes. Firm tannins, a definite richness in texture, full bodied and great length.

Additional information

Production Area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

13.87 vol %

pH

3.42

Total Acid

6.2 g/l

Residual Sugar

4 g/l

Food Pairing

This wine goes well with beef steak or venison. A nice Kudu fillet is a perfect match!

Serving Temperature

15 – 18 0 C

Cellar

8 – 10 years

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