Hoopenburg Integer Bordeaux Blend 2017

Hoopenburg Integer Bordeaux Blend 2017

Some of the best  Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot find their origins in the Stellenbosch region. Being cooler, the region gives the wine body and fruit intensity. This multi-layered wine has good sucrosite, hints of violets, attractive blackcurrant and cassis flavours on the nose. Subtle nuances of cloves and vanilla culminate in a soft mouth-filling tannin finish.

This palatable full-bodied wine pairs well with a variety of red meat dishes, e.g. steak, roast, venison, casseroles and stews.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Cab Franc 24%, Petit Verdot 12%, and Merlot 6% ]
winery : Hoopenburg Wines
winemaker : Neil Hawkins
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The origin of these grapes stems from the 15 year old bush vine vineyards on the estate.

in the cellar : After harvesting at 23° balling, destemming followed with no crushing of the grapes to preserve the fruit. Fermentation for 3 weeks on the skin preceded pressing and resting for 12 months in new French oak barrels. A further 18 months in second-fill barrels took place, where malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon