Org De Rac Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Org De Rac Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The exclusive organic reserve range is grown on the south-facing slopes of Piketberg Mountain where specially selected vines yield grapes of great distinction. Thanks to meticulous cellar practices every wine in the range is an aristocrat in its own right. The wine rewards with generous blackberry flavour harmoniously supported by undertones of vanilla and spice that linger on the palate.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Frank Meaker / Jurgen Siebritz
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.7 g/l  so2 : 58 mg/l  fso2 : 8 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2015 4.5 Stars John Platter
Gold Michelangelo
NEDBANK GREEN AWARDS 2016 - Bloggers Choice Organic Wine
VERITAS 2016 - Gold

ageing : 5 to 8 years

in the vineyard : Organically produced on a 4-wire trellised system with drip irrigation. The soil is sustainably managed with a rotation of different cover crops, vetches and organic mulching to stimulate healthy soil microbial activity. Strict pruning, green leaf management and suckering are essential for pest and disease control and optimal shading of grapes during the ripening of the fruit.

about the harvest: Yield per HA - 8 ton/ha

in the cellar : 

Frequent pump-overs were done on the must during alcoholic fermentation to ensure good colour and tannin extraction.Extended maceration on the skins for up to 6 weeks after alcoholic fermentation further enhanced the mouthfeel and roundness of this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2013 vintage was aged for 12 months in new and first fill 300-litre French oak barrels. 15% of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon vintage, aged for 24 months in new 300-litre French oak barrels, enhances this 2013 vintage. Bottled in June 2014.

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