Leopards Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Leopards Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Wine style: Full-bodied, barrel matured, capturing the best of Old and New World styles.
Nose: Dominant blueberry aromas are joined by suave dark berries and plum with playful cherries and fruitcake nuances.
Palate: Blueberries and cherries follow throughon the palate, joined by a flurry of otherred fruit flavours forming a well structured and elegant wine with alingering finish of crème de cassis.

Enjoy this wine with lighter red meat dishesor as a companion to nuts and cheese.Savour with fruit cake or other dessertscontaining hints of cinnamon or cloves.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

about the harvest: Grapes came from Perdeberg andSwartland regions. Grapes pickedat 27° Balling.

in the cellar : 20% of this wine was matured insecond-fill French oak barrels for14 months, the rest of the wine wasmatured for the same period in thirdfillFrench oak.

Standard fermentation with selective yeast accompanied by pump-overs and punch-downs at 28 to 30 degrees Celsius. Extended skin maceration, pressed and post-fermentation malolactic.

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