Balance Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2017

Intense red hues, a well-structured velvety smooth wine with generous flavours of ripe berry and nut with a delightful hint of oak.

Enjoy with steak, mutton bredie, hamburgers and pizza.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
winemaker : Willie Malan and Ben Snyman
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 5 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Enjoy now or drink within 2 - 3 years after bottling.

in the vineyard : The vineyards lies in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

about the harvest: The 2016 harvest was significantly smaller than the past three years. The smaller crop sizes ensured greater concentration of fruit present in the berries which resulted in more flavourful wines. The smaller crop could possibly be ascribed to abnormal heat conditions during the late flowering and berry set period, warm and dry conditions during the growth period which led to smaller berries.

in the cellar : Grapes were cold soaked for two days after which traditional skin fermentation commenced. After completion of alcoholic fermentation wine underwent malolactic fermentation.

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