Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

2008 Decanter Awards - Silver
Cassis, Blackberries, Cherries, cigar box & spice characteristics enhanced by a firm tannin structure make this wine an ideal partner for a variety of meat-based dishes & fine cheeses.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 87.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Brampton Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.56 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2008 Decanter Awards - Silver

ageing : 3 - 5 Years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Situation: South-West slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, Stellenbosch
Altitude: 180 – 400 m
Distance from sea: ± 25km
Soil type: Decomposed Granite (Hutton/Tukulu)
Rootstock: 101-14
Ages of vines: 1993 through to 2001
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: Two-node Spur Pruning
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in February 2006.
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 4.9 - 5.9 g/l
pH: 3.2 – 3.9
Sugar: 24 - 26° Balling
Yield: 50 hl/ha

in the cellar : Superb, ripe fruit from chosen vineyards was hand-picked and sorted before being crushed and de-stemmed. Primary fermentation took place in stainless steel, using traditional vinification techniques and minimal interference from the winemaking team. Malolactic fermentation resulted in complete and seamless oak integration with the fruit. Maturation was completed after 16 months in barrel and was followed by egg white fining and no filtration. The wine might throw a slight deposit which is entirely natural.

OAK USED: 30% New American oak and 70% 2nd and 3rd fill French oak 225Litre barrels
BOTTLED: December 2007

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