The grapes were cold soaked for a day. After traditional skin fermentation, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.
The vineyards lie in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.
Bud break were 5 to 7 days later compared to the 2020 vintage, giving rise to later flowering and a late start to the 2021 season. Rain and cold weather conditions at the beginning of November had a very positive effect on set and was a contributing factor to a better 2021 season. The cool summer conditions gave the 2021 season a start with a slow ripening period and grapes reached phenolic ripeness 3- 4 weeks later. These factors contribute to more fruit intensity and higher acidity levels.
Enjoy with steak, mutton bredie, hamburgers and pizza.Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa
Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Harvest Date: March | Vintage: 2021
ALC: 13.5% | RS: 5.3g/l | pH: 3.74 | TA: 4.92g/l