Haut Espoir,

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon,
Coastal Region,South Africa,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    1,233 bottles produced

    After de-stemming the whole berries were fermented to dryness in small open fermentation tanks. Post fermentation the wine was left on the skins for 3 weeks, where after it was transferred to 3rd fill French oak barrels. The wine matured in these barrels for 6 years.

    Category: SKU: 37d097caf129
    In The Cellar
    After de-stemming, only 20% of grapes were crushed slightly. The rest were kept whole cluster. All grapes were transferred to open plastic fermenters. Skin contact was done for 3 days, after which some bins were inoculated with yeast and the rest underwent wild fermentation. Malolactic fermentation started spontaneously. Wine was matured for 43 months in French oak barrels.

    In The Vineyard
    SOURCE: This 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from fully ripened grapes harvested from Haut Espoir in the Franschhoek region. WEATHER: Prior to ripening, the conditions were extremely dry. This however ensured great quality Cabernet Sauvignon. HARVESTING: The grapes were hand harvested in the coolness of early morning on the 4th of April.
    The dominant fruits on the palate are cranberries and plums. The tannins are silky smooth and integrated with oak notes to support the palate and round off this elegant wine.