De Waal Signal Rock 2017

De Waal Signal Rock 2017

This is a dark coloured wine, with beautiful fresh black fruit and mulberries. It is voluptuous and rich, with a velvety, round finish.

It will pair well with a good Fillet, Lamb Shank or Osso Bucco dish.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Pinotage, 15% Merlot ]
winery : De Waal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.68 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


De Waal Signal Rock consistently receive 4 stars or more in John Platter Wine Guide. This vintage is not rated yet. The previous vintage was one of the top 25 Blends at the Old Mutual Trophy Show 2016.

ageing : Furture Maturation Potential: 8 - 10 years

This story comes a long way and was told by Jan de Waal, the grandfather of the current owner, Pieter de Waal.
Jan started farming on the family farm in 1913. In the early days, horses were used to plough and work the vineyards. During winter days, daily around 12h00, the sun shone on a rock on the Stellenbosch Mountain. This was an indication (the signal) to the workers, who didn’t own watches at the time, that it was time for a lunch break. 




in the vineyard : This phenomenon can still be seen today, during the winter months, from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards on the farm.
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyards: 20 - 30 years
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge

about the harvest: Harvest Date: March 2017
Sugar level at Harvest: 24.5°B
Yield per Hectare: 5 tonnes per hectare

in the cellar : Our Blend is produced in limited quantities.
Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French oak, 33% new, 67% second fill barrels.
Bottling Date: September 2019

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Sauvignon