This Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from various sites on the north-westerly facing slopes of the Helderberg mountain range. The prevailing soil types were a combination of decomposed granite, Table Mountain sandstone and “koffieklip“.
The grapes underwent a cold maceration in stainless steel fermentation vessels. After alcoholic fermentation, a prolonged malolactic fermentation occurred naturally. The wine was matured for 18 months in 60% new French oak barrique.
The nose is complex and alluring, offering redcurrant, black cherry and red plum aromas with whiffs of Herbes de Provence, Cape fynbos and clay dust. The red stone fruit of the nose follows through with flavours of youngberry, boysenberry and notes of lead pencil, pipe tobacco and tealeaf on a smooth palate. Vibrant berry fruit persists on a clean, focused finish.