NEW BEGINNINGS Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
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South Africa , Paarl
Sweet Feeling Due to Oak
A well-structured and full-bodied red wine with a deep red colour. Mint, raspberry and vanilla on the nose. Firm tannins and blackcurrants on the pallet provide a long finish. Will benefit from 6 years cellaring. Good partner for beef fillet, stews and mature cheddar. SA awards: Platter's South African Wines 2011: **.
100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Malmesbury shale soils.
4-wire Perold trellising system with drip irrigation. Eastern slope. Rootstock 101-14.
18-20 FEB 2003
Grapes were harvested at full ripeness. Strict crop reduction to yield 8 tons per hectare.
Fermentation took place with VIN 13 with frequent pump-overs (4 times per day for 90 minutes at a time). After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine was racked and put in French oak barrels (80% new and 20% second fill). The micro-oxygenation technique was used and the wine was bottled after 8 months on the oak.
26-28 degrees Celsius
80 % new & 20 % second fill
French oak barrel
60 mm 3 5 726 4