KWV Classic Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

KWV Classic Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon exudes aromas of cassis, dark berries and Christmas cake along with nuances of dried herbs and cedery oak. The palate shows lovely structure, juiciness and flavours of red fruit and spices.

Enjoy this wine on its own or serve with grilled meats, casserole dishes or barbaques.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.66 % vol  rs : 4.76 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.81 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine was oak matured for eight to ten months. This wine is ready for enjoyment now or it can be cellared for two and a half years from vintage.

in the vineyard : The winter preceding the 2012 vintage was characterized by far lower than average rainfall. This trend continued into the summer leaving un-irrigated areas challenged and ultimately resulted in reductions in yield of up to 50% for these vineyards. Irrigated vineyards fared better, but also showed signs of lower soil moisture by way of the reduced berry size and bunch weight. A cooler ripening season with even temperatures led to steady and measured ripening of the grapes. Overall, the smaller berry size and lower yields promise great concentration, good quality and intense colour in the 2012 vintage wines.

about the harvest: Harvesting took place middle of March to the beginning of April.

in the cellar : Maturation
8 - 10 months wood maturation.

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