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Cathedral Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon (KWV)

VINTAGE:
1999

ORIGIN:
Stellenbosch

CLIMATE:
Mediterranean - The summers are moderate and dry with cold, wet winters. The annual rainfall is approximately 600 - 800 mm.

SOIL:
Deep red, hutton and clovelly soils.

VINIFICATION:
Specially selected grapes were harvested at full ripeness of 24.5 °B. The must was inoculated with a pure yeast strain and fermented dry on the skins at a temperature of 28 - 32 °C. It was matured in new 300l oak barrels for 26 months before being blended and bottled.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Dark, ripe and intense with a firm tannic backbone and plenty of black-berry, plum and spicy currant flavours, picking up cedary spice, oak and tobacco notes. Complex and concentrated, but still a bit reined-in. Best from 2002 through to 2008.

SERVING SUGGESTION:
Definitely red meat, preferably roast beef, well-hung game, goose or duck. Mature cheddar cheese too.

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS:
Alcohol: 13.5 Vol %
pH: 3.4
Total acidity: 6.5 g/l
Sugar: Dry




 

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