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Proprietor's C. Sauvignon

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750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

4.5 Stars - Platter's 91 Points - Winemag.co.za 94 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.48% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.54
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential:
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Arguably the finest proprietors Cabernet Sauvignon yet, 2015 is a classically modern expression of this noble variety in all its glory. With a pitch black core and crimson hue, the nose is hauntingly deep and pure. Lead pencil, tomato leaf and scorched earth knit with dense cassis and deft new oak. The palate is backward in its stance, with a refined acidity melding the richly textured tannins and perfumed edge. A tough of salty liquorice, cinnamon stick and hint of vanilla, already show its superior class and complexity. It is elegant and yet structured, best decanted in its youth as it blossoms over the next two decades.

Cassis
Cassis

Saty Liquorice
Saty Liquorice

Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Vanilla
Vanilla

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content offering rich middle palate weight and delivering exceptional depth and fruit purity. Five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon were utilized in the production of this wine with CS46C being our most abundant clonal selection. With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level and the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, the ripening period is extended by up to 3 weeks resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content offering rich middle palate weight and delivering exceptional depth and fruit purity. Five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon were utilized in the production of this wine with CS46C being our most abundant in clonal selection. With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level and the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, the ripening period is extended by up to 3 weeks resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.

The grapes are hand-picked in the cool of early morning. Whole berries are fermented in open top tanks and barrels with intermittent pump-overs and punch downs to ensure a balance between flavour, colour and tannin extraction from the skins. All ferments are meticulously monitored during fermentation to ensure that all the natural aromas and flavours are preserved and highlighted as required. After primary fermentation some tanks and barrel will undergo extended maceration as required. Each variety is maturated separately (micro-vinified) in oak barrels before blending and eventual bottling.

Aged for 18 months – 300 litre French Oak barrels (80% new)

Food pairing

Port Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs. Cabernet-Braised Venison Cheeks.

Beef Hard Cheese Vegetables Venison
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