Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Intense deep colour with cassis, red berries and attractive oak spice on the nose. Full-bodied palate with red and black fruit, a hint of meaty, earthy, developed flavours are also detected. Long, dry finish.

A full-bodied serious wine enjoyed with various meats, including roasted lamb, ostrich and venison, but also complements tomato-based pasta.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 89.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5%Cabernet Franc, 5.3% Merlot ]
winery : Knorhoek Wines
winemaker : Arno Albertyn
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.50 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.30 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or in the next 3-5 years. Agening potential at least 5 to 10 years.

in the cellar : 79 % Matured in French oak barrels for 12 months, 10% of this portion are new barrels. 21% Matured in French oak barrels for 24 months, 10% of this portion is new barrels. A touch of Merlot and Cabernet franc, matured in an even proportion of second and third fill barrels, was used to complete the mouthfeel and to add complexity to the wine. This is an unfiltered wine.

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