Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Typical Cabernet with blackcurrant/ripe plum character with cigar box overtones. Well integrated, toasted oak flavours which carry through to a well defined palate with balanced, soft tannins.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Johan Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 1.2 g/l  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Now to 2006

in the cellar : The grapes are all from the Kleine Zalze Farm where the 30 year old vines produce excellent grapes yielding an average of 4 t/ha. The grapes were picked at 22 °B, then fermented with selected dry yeast. After fermentation, extended skin contact was given. After pressing, the Cabernet went straight to small French oak for 13 months prior to bottling.

Bronze – South African Veritas 1999
Silver - Intl. Wine Challange Shanghai 1999

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale