Boschendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Boschendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

This wine has a deep ruby colour with typical Cabernet Sauvignon flavours:- cigarbox with hints of mint and herbs. On the palate it has as earthy warmth with good red berry fruit. This is a medium bodied wine with fine, silky tannins.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : JC Bekker
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.71 g/l  so2 : 36 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

International Wine Challenge 2003 - Seal of Approval
Veritas 2002 - Bronze

in the vineyard : Spur-pruning started in mid-July, followed by shoot-thinning in mid-October leaving an average of two to three shoots per spur. This was repeated in early December, when additional poor shoots were removed. Careful tipping of shoots started at the end of January to ensure the concentration of nutrients in the berries. Small, uneven bunches were removed two weeks prior to harvesting.

about the harvest: Picked at 24° Balling. Bunches were hand-picked into a 400 kg container to minimise damage during transport.

in the cellar : The grapes were crushed and fermented at 28°C and macerated for twenty-one days on the skins before pressing. After malolactic fermentation, 40% of the wine was matured for 12 months in new French oak and the balance in 2nd- and 3rd- fill barrels.

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