Protea

Cabernet sauvignon

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2018


Cultivar:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14% alc vol
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 3 - 5 years
Origin: Darling and Paarl

Tasting Notes:

Bold blueberry- and ripe raspberry aromas. The palate is simultaneously approachable, juicy and light with an abundance of supple blue and red berry fruit as well as deeply alluring with darker liquorice, earth, and graphite flavours below. It's vivacious but also serious with a considered dry, tannic element underpinning it. Well-judged, balanced and long. 

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These grapes are specially selected primarily from the Groenekloof ward in the Darling area. This area is unique for its warm days and cool nights. this aspect, together with the deep red soils, is beautifully expressed in the wine as a mix between dark- and red fruit flavours with good concentration and a soft juicy tannin structure. 

2018 showed good fruit and a good stable wine. Lower rainfall definitely contributed to more challenges in the cellar. Yields have gone down and smaller bunches are noticeable. With good structure and tannin, one should be careful not to overwork the grapes during fermentation and as a result, lose the distinctive fruit flavour components of our Protea range.

After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked off the lees and aged on a selection of French oak staves for approximately 12 months.

The grapes were selected from various growing regions and transported to the cellar. Alcoholic fermentation was done in stainless steel tanks. As soon as the wine had fermented dry, it was taken off the skins and pressed.

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