Cape Heights Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Listening Station Shiraz

SKU: SAB179 | Category: Red

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Wonderfully expressive Cabernet from the Cape's blowy Atlantic coast.
How it's made
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Swartland/Wellington area and also the Breede Rivier Valley. The vast variety of soils gives the final wine an interesting complexity. As the vines are over 25+ years old, lower yields of 6-8 tonnes/ha help to deliver flavorsome, concentrated fruit and the berries are picked when fully phonologically ripe. The grapes are destemmend and crushed, with a slow start to fermentation at a low temperature 17C then gradually increasing after three days to 22 - 24C for full fermentation. Pump-over takes place twice daily to wet the cap and aerate the fermenting wine. Wine is fermented down to 5 g/liter residual sugar and pressed before being pumped back into stainless steel tanks. This ensures soft tannins and no-over extraction of any harsh tannins. Malo-lactic fermentation follows and the wine is kept on the lees until bottling.

Grilled red meats and roast lamb.

Tasting Notes​

This has lovely varietal expression. Brambly, bright and succulent with that classically varietal crushed rock thing on the finish. Generously endowed and vibrant.

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Contains sulfites and no other allergens
13%
Western Cape
South Africa
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12 x 750mL
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Aluminum
70 cases per pallet / 5 Layers