Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Produced from three outstanding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted as “Mother Blocks” for the South African vineyard industry due to their suitability to the deep red clay soils on Edgebaston. Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good ageing potential. Made with more than a nod to the classic wines of the Medoc in the Bordeaux region, showing the period of time David Finlayson spent working at world renowned Chateau Margaux.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Edgebaston
winemaker : David Finlayson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.37 % vol  rs : 5.4 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.6 g/l  va : 0.77 g/l  so2 : 68 mg/l  fso2 : 29 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Platter Guide 2015: 4 Star Platter
88 points: eRobert Parker 
Gold: Vitis Vinifera
Grand Gold: SAWi 2015 

in the vineyard : Soil type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay

about the harvest: Harvest date: Late March 2015
All grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : All grapes were hand picked and fermented in Stainless Steel Tanks. A traditional punch down every 4 hours is used to extract the fine tannins and colour from the skins. Maturation took place in 70% new and 30% 2nd fill 300l French oak barrels for 18 months. 70 % New French Oak – Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted 30% Second Fill 300L French Oak. D&J, Mercury

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