The Roos Family Cabernet Sauvignon is...
The Roos Family Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine for the long run. Made in a classical style, this Cabernet Sauvignon has the potential for decades of ageing. Dark colour, cloves and lead pencil nose, tannin still tight at this stage, should start to open a year or so after bottling. A great companion for lamb shank or oxtail.
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|Pack Size||1 Bottle 750ml|
|Blend:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
IN THE VINEYARD
The vineyard is located 150m above sea level on a north-west facing slope in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch. Gravel soil offers less vigorous growth which, together with
sufficient heat due to the slope and altitude, leads to ideal ripening conditions for fully ripened grapes.
Training method: 5-wire vertical trellis
Harvest date: 20 March 2015. Harvested by hand.
Yield: 5.3 tonnes/ha and 32 hl/ha
IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation took place over 7 days on the skins in closed tanks at 20 – 25 0C, pump over every two hours, pressed with pneumatic press. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation occurred.
Barrel profile: Specially selected barrels. Wine was aged 24 months in 300L and 225L
French oak barrels, ± 1/3 1st fill, the balance 2nd and 3rd fill.
Bottling: 31 August 2017 at Mooiplaas