Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Colour: Dark ruby.
Bouquet: Aromas of cherries, blackberry with a hint of oak spices.
Taste: Full–bodied with cherries and blackberries on entry and a tannic backbone.

Enjoy on its own or with herb-crusted lamb roasts, game fish, mild cheeses, stuffed poultry and barbecues.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : De Wet Viljoen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.50 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.76  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Viticulturist: Eben Archer
Planted between 1987 and 1991 the westerly facing vineyards grow 224 m above sea level on decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone soils. The vines are grafted onto nematode-resistant Richter 99 and 110 rootstocks and trellised on a five-wire vertical fence system.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 25° Balling in March.

in the cellar : After destalking and crushing, the mash was fermented using a selected, pure yeast culture. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in French oak for 12 months.

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