Hidden Valley Hidden Gems 2012

Hidden Valley Hidden Gems 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon leads this rounded blend with pleasing aromas of cassis, blueberry, eucalyptus and an underlying minerality. The wine is full bodied, deep crimson, showing a harmonious balance between supple tannins and a fruit driven palate. A multi-layered offering of ripe plums, blackberries and dried herbs. Nuances of undergrowth and pencil shavings add complexity. The wine finishes with a smooth and lingering finish.

Meat dishes grilled or braised; rump steak on the braai; lamb potjie or grilled vegetables. Serve between 16° - 18° C.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot ]
winemaker : Louis Nel
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.50 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The different components of this blend were sourced from our vineyards on Hidden Valley.

about the harvest: Grapes were picked at optimum physiological ripeness, between 25° - 26° B.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented in traditional open top stainless steel tanks and pressed just before dryness. Malolactic fermentation finished in barrel and the wine was left to mature a further 18 months in 1st 2nd and 3rd fill, medium toast French oak barrels. The individual varieties were then blended to compliment one another.

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