Le Pommier Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Le Pommier Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Garnet red colour. Classical cassis and ripe, red cherry with a herbaceous and tabacco nose. Medium-full bodied wine with a soft integrated tannin structure, enhanced by a prominent lingering aftertaste.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot ]
winemaker : Bruwer Raats
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.25 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 5.48 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : 0  

ageing : This wine will mature well over the next 2 - 5 years, if stored correctly.

in the vineyard : Situation: North-south row direction
Altitude: 300m
Distance from sea: approximately 10km
Soil Type: Hutton - decomposed granite
Rootstock: R99
Age of vines: 3 years
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: Cordon
Irrigation: drip

about the harvest: Picking date: 14th of March 2000
Yield: 6 tons/ha average

in the cellar : Fermentation Temp: 28-30 degrees Celsius
Yeast: Bordeaux red
The juice was inoculated with the above yeast. The duration of fermentation was 8-10 days. The wine was pumped over 4 times per day for optimum colour and tannin extraction. When fermented dry it was pressed into stainless steel tanks.

Malolactic fermentation: In stainless steel tanks
Wood ageing: Wine was matured for 1 year in 100% French oak, 20% new oak, 40% second fill and 40% third fill.
Bottled: 14th of August 2001
Production: 650 x 12

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