Cape Heights Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Wonderfully expressive Cabernet from the Cape's blowy Atlantic coast


100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU: SAB179 Category:
How it's made

The grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from the vineyards that border the warm Swartland/Wellington area and also the Breede Rivier Valley. The vast variety of soils gives the final wine an interesting complexity. As the vines are over 25+ years old, lower yields of 6-8 tons, help deliver flavorsome, concentrated fruit and the berries are picked when fully phenologically ripe. The grapes are destemmend and crushed, with a slow start to fermentation at a low temperature 63ºF (17ºC), then gradually increased after three days to 72º-75ºF (22º-24ºC) for full fermentation. Pump-over takes place twice daily to wet the cap and aerate the fermenting wine. Wine is fermented down to 5g/L residual sugar and pressed before being pumped back into stainless steel tanks. This ensures soft tannins and no-over extraction of any harsh tannins. Malo-lactic fermentation follows and the wine is kept on the lees until bottling.

Tasting Notes

This has a lovely varietal expression. Brambly, bright and succulent with that classically varietal 'crushed rock thing' on the finish. Generously endowed and vibrant.

Food Match

Grilled red meats and roast lamb.

Allergens

Contains sulfites and no other allergens

ABV

14.5%

Appellation

Western Cape

Region / Country

Western Cape, South Africa

Winemaker

Ryno Booysen

Closure

Screwcap

Case / Bottle Size

12 x 750ml

Bottle Barcode

3430560007138

Case Weight

31.50lbs.

Case Barcode

23430560007132

Capsule Type

Aluminum

Pallet Details

70 cases per pallet / 5 layers