Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Deep red colour with a classic, multi-layered Cabernet nose, featuring chocolate and strong ripe berry fruit. On the palate, there is a solid concentration of liquorice and blackcurrant flavours.

This wine will complement a variety of meat dishes especially game and ostrich dishes, steak and kidney pies, barbequed lamb chops, rump or T-bone steak. It can also be enjoyed with hard Blue cheese.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Johan Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine is ready to be enjoyed now, but can be matured for a further 5 - 7 years in the bottle.

in the vineyard : The grapes were harvested from chosen vineyards on our Groote Zalze, boasting Clovelly and granite soils with good water retention. Influenced by the south-western sloping vineyards and a cool micro-climate, the berries ripened firmly before picking at 24ºB.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested early in the morning, and then hand chosen on the sorting table before destalking.

in the cellar : One third of the wine was fermented in punched down open epoxy cement tanks. The remaining 70% was fermented in closed stainless steel tanks, after a three day cold soaking period. Thereafter, this portion of the wine went through malolactic fermentation in third fill and fourth fill barrels.

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