Kleine Draken Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.09 %vol
pH - 3.61
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.1 g/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

2015 Gold Wine Awards Competition - Excellent Wine at the Price of below R80.00 a bottle
2015 Ultra Wine Challenge - Silver

Tasting Notes

Well balanced wine. Vanilla and Berry flavours. Deep ruby red.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

Red meat dishes and rich casseroles / stews.

In The Vineyard

Cultivar: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Paarl Cab
Irrigation: Drip
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Deep Loam
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains


About The Harvest

Type: Hand picked
Date: 5 March 2013
Yield: 9 ton / ha


In The Cellar

After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized and then immediately re-cooled to 24˚C. After inoculation with a selected yeast strain the wine was fermented to about 1˚ Balling at 24-25˚C and then pressed. French oak was used for 7 months prior to filtration and bottling.


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