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Boekenhoutskloof S'bosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Product Notes

Vineyards: Our Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, with 8% Cabernet Franc, is selected from a selection of sites on the north-westerly facing slopes of the Helderberg.
Soil: Table Mountain Sandstone

Winemaking Philosophy (Vinification & Winemaker’s Comments):

Grapes picked by hand into small boxes, hand-sorted and gently de-stalked. In stainless steel fermentation vessels, the grapes underwent a cold maceration, and then fermented at temperatures between 27 and 30íÂ_C, frequently pumped over to extract aromas, colour and tannin. After alcoholic fermentation a prolonged malolactic fermentation occurred naturally, in 225 litre barriques. The wine was matured in French oak barriques, from our preferred coopers Sylvain and Saury, and underwent a light egg white fining prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes:
Claret-like in its profile, the wine exhibits richness, texture and a youthful elegance. Wild berry, cassis with spicy notes abound. The tannins are refined, well integrated and suggest the wine has significant ageing potential.

Alcohol: 13.9% vol
RS: 2.5g/l
TA: 5.8g/l

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