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Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

R228.00

(R1,368.00 for 6 x 750ml)

The Cabernet Sauvignon is sophisticated and full-bodied. On the nose one detects an earthiness and a hint of seaweed, yetwith a freshness and notes of cassis. The wine has a strong character displaying aspects of mineral, rock pool and iodine. The tannins are tight and fresh with a linear profile.

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Please Note: Vintages subject to change

Vineyards:
The Stellenbosch vineyards were planted in 2003 in “Koffieklip” (“Coffee Stone”) soil with a clay layer 1m deep on the lower, western slopes of the Helderberg. With a maritime microclimate, the winters are wet and cold, and in summer the heat is tempered by a cool and fresh breeze from the Atlantic Ocean in False Bay.

Vitification:
The vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 163 and 46) were planted in an east-west row direction. The planting is 1.2m x 2.4m in vertical shoot positioning with spur pruning. The canopy height is approximately 1.4m with vines approximately 40cm off the ground. Irrigation is done via leaf water potential, determined by a pressure chamber. Sugar loading and berry aromatic sequence are used to determine picking dates.

Vinification:
The grapes were hand-picked and cooled down to 1°C before entering the cellar where it was destemmed and not crushed. Ten to fifteen days of cold soaking followed before spontaneous fermentation with one or two punch downs per day. A long, slow fermentation at ± 34°C followed with soft pressing. The wine settled for one to two weeks before going to barrel. The wine was then aged for 12 months in 300ℓ 30% new Burgundian Pierre du Bourgogne oak barrels. The wine was oaked six months less than usual but spent six months more in bottle.

Wine:
Sugar: 2.2 g/ℓ; Total acid: 5.4 g/ℓ; pH: 3.55; Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Maturation: Up to 20 years if cellared correctly
Serving suggestion: 18ºC-20ºC. Pair with Roasted Vegetable Tarts, Beef Short Ribs

Data sheet

Winemaker
Nico Grobler
Wine of Origin
Stellenbosch
Blend
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Pack Size
1 x 750ml Bottle

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