Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is, true to Eikendal's signature style, sophisticated and full-bodied. Whiffs of ripe berries, dark chocolate, spices and pencil shavings greet you on the nose. On the palate, silky tannins await, complemented by a fruitiness and delicate oak flavours with a lingering aftertaste

Pair with Roasted Vegetable Tarts, Beef Short Ribs

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Nico Grobler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.50 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Up to 20 years if cellared correctly.

in the vineyard : The Stellenbosch vineyards were planted in 2003 in "Koffieklip" ("Coffee Stone") soil with a clay layer 1m deep on the lower, western slopes of the Helderberg. With a maritime microclimate, the winters are wet and cold, and in summer the heat is tempered by a cool and fresh breeze from the Atlantic Ocean in False Bay.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand-picked and cooled down to 1'C before entering the cellar where it was destemmed and not crushed. Ten to fifteen days cold soaking followed before spontaneous fermentation with one or two punch downs per day. A long, slow fermentation at +/- 34'C followed with soft pressing. The wine settled for one to two weeks before going to the barrel. The wine was then aged for 12 months in 300L 30% new Burgundian Pierre du Bourgogne oak barrels. The wine was oaked six months less than usual but spent six months more in the bottle.

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