The grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon are from vineyards that are situated on the northerly mountain slopes for optimal sunshine and cooling factors from the prevailing southerly winds in summer. The shale and granite soils provide ideal conditions to impart acidity and structure to the wine.
The grapes were harvested fully ripe. After destemming, the juice underwent cold-soaking for two days for colour and flavour extraction. After fermentation the wine was left on the skins for an extended period to ensure a softening of the phenolic compounds resulting in a rich and elegant smoothness on the palate. Wood maturation took place in first fill and second fill French Oak barrels for 20 months.
This Cabernet Sauvignon has layers of blackcurrant and spice flavours on the palate. Lengthy barrel ageing adds complexity and elegance to this wine.
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