Leopards Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Leopards Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Wine Style: Full-bodied, barrel matured, capturing the best of Old and New World styles.
Nose: Dominant aromas of fruitcake are joined by elements of ripe dark plum with playful nuances of tobacco.
Palate: Ripe rich plums follow through on the palate, joined by a flurry of other dark fruit flavours forming a well- structured and elegant wine with a lingering finish.

Enjoy this wine with rich red meat dishessuch as Beef Bourguignon and Coq au vin.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 : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 6.2 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Grapes came from Perdeberg and Swartland regions.

about the harvest: Grapes picked at 26.6 degrees Balling.

in the cellar : 

35% of this wine was matured in second-fill French oak barrels for 14 months, the rest of the wine was matured for the same period in third-fill French 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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