Nederburg The Winemasters Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2007

Nederburg The Winemasters Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2007

Colour: Ruby red.
Bouquet: Prunes and blackcurrant followed by spicy aromas.
Palate: Full-bodied with blackcurrant and prunes soft with a good tannin structure.

Serve with heartwarming roast lamb, coq au vin, steak, venison, mature cheeses, pizza and pasta dishes.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Shiraz ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Wim Truter
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.78 % vol  rs : 3.80 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 5.93 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Paarl and Stellenbosch regions. Planted between 1990 and 1998 in soil originating from decomposed granite, the vineyards face south-westerly to westerly at an altitude of 300 m. The vines, grafted onto nematode resistant rootstock Richter 99, R110 and 101-114, are grown under dryland conditions and receive supplementary irrigation by means of an overhead sprinkler system.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand and machine between 23° and 24° Balling during February and March.

in the cellar : They were crushed and then cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for two weeks between 25° and 28°C. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in wood for a period of 8 to 12 months.

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