Kleine Draken Dry Red NV (Discontinued)

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.1 %vol
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 5.76 g/l
Free SO2 - 25 mg/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

Colour: Brilliant red
Nose: Elegant berry fruit, vanilla.
Palate: Well balanced, slightly wooded easy drinking.

Blend Information

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and various other red varieties.

Food Suggestions

White or red meats, spicy fish, poultry, pastries or pasta dishes.

In The Vineyard

Irrigation: Overhead
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

About The Harvest

Type: Handpicked
Date: 20 February & 7 March
Yield: 10 tons / ha

In The Cellar

After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized and then re-cooled to 24°C. The mash was then inoculated with a specially chosen yeast strain. At about 2° Balling the mash was pressed and the wine matured in 3rd fill French Oak for 6 months. The wine was sterile filtered and bottled after suitable tank maturation in March 2011.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kleine Draken Dry Red NV (Discontinued) Jean van Rooyen Cabernet Sauvignon

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