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The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon

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R 200

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

93 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.1
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 15 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Progressive techniques such as overhead fermenters, pump-overs and gravity flow allow for the extraction of fully developed flavours and soft ripe tannins without compensating the tension and elegance captured from the various cabernet slopes. Here especially, the climate plays a significant role to allow great fruit expression and classic essences of cedar, brambles and toasted tobacco.

Blackberry
Blackberry

Cassis
Cassis

Tobacco
Tobacco

Cedar
Cedar

To create the perfect soil environment for our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, many large, sub-surface granite boulders were excavated and blown up with dynamite. One of the boulders required over 300 charges, necessitating a very long fuse.

Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with mari- time influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors. Pump-overs were done three times daily during fermentation. Selected tanks received extended maceration on the skins after fermentation. The use of gravity and gentle pressing ensure full- flavoured wines with soft, balanced tannins.

The wine was racked into barrels where it underwent malolactic fermentation. After further racking it spent 18 months in new and used French oak barrels, before being lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Food pairing

Perfect with beef fillet, sirloin steak or veal cutlets.

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