Nederburg The Winemasters Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Nederburg The Winemasters Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Colour: Deep ruby.
Bouquet: Aromas of blackcurrants and cherries with nuances of vanilla in the background
Palate: A full-bodied wine with ripe fruit, cherry and delicate oak spice flavours, firm tannins and a lingering aftertaste

Excellent served with robust dishes such as patés and steaks, as well as full-bodied dishes such as beef stroganoff, winter stews, roasts and mature cheeses.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Wim Truter
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.44 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from vineyards in and around the Western Cape. Planted between 1990 and 1998, the vines are grown in decomposed granite on a southerly slope, situated some 50m to 150m above sea level. The vines, grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstock Richter 99 and 110, are grown under dryland conditions while some of the vines received supplementary irrigation from either a micro-irrigation, drip or overhead sprinkler system.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand and machine at 23° to 25° Balling from mid-February until the end of March.

in the cellar : Each vineyard block was individually vinified. Open-top fermenters were used for a greater measure of control. Their large surface area provided an excellent ratio between the cap and the wine itself, thereby enhancing colour and eventual flavour. The wine was matured in a combination of new-, second- and third-fill small, French oak vats for a period of 12 to 14 months prior to blending. It received a light egg-white fining before filtration.