Welmoed Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Welmoed Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Excellent deep ruby red. Nose is reminiscent of dark berry fruit with hints of black currant cassis and mint. A well-balanced medium to full bodied wine with ripe fine tannins, well integrated oak and a rich, lingering finish.

Serve with Tzatziki roast beef or a rack of lamb with sautéed or pickled vegetables.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Welmoed Winery
winemaker : Stephan Smit
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.80 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.40 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Consume within the next 3 years.

in the vineyard : Cool Mediterranean climate, loamy sand and weathered granite soil type. Vines are trellised on a 5-wire hedge system.

about the harvest: Grapes picked at optimum ripeness, selected prior to harvest from premium vineyards from the Stellenbosch region at 24° - 26° Balling.

in the cellar : After harvesting the grapes were cold soaked for 2 days prior to primary fermentation. Fermented until dry at 24° - 27° C, extraction of colour and varietal aromas by means of pumpover and delastage in static red fermenters. Malolactic fermentation and maturation takes place in stainless steel tank with 2g/lt of selected medium toast French oak staves for approximately 8 months. The cold soaking period as well as a slower yeast strain used during primary fermentation results in a well balanced wine with beautiful varietal characters and good finish.

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