MT. Vernon

Cabernet Sauvignon

2015

type
red
style
dry
taste
fruity
body
full

from vine, to bottle, to you


Soil

Diverse soils characterised primarily by Vilafonte and Klapmuts.

Climate

The Mediterranean climate of Klapmuts allows for warm, temperate summers and cold, wet winters. The growing season is characterized by warm, sunny days and constant cooling southerly sea breezes ensures optimal ripening with long 'hang time'.

Tasting Notes

Deep dark core with tight, blue/black rim. Initial nose packed with ripe, dark berry fruit. Plum and cherry are firmly there with some char and vanilla. Deep, full mouth with layers of ripe berry flavour. Definite but soft tannins give good grip. Berry flavours develop all the while and dominate the long finish.

Vinification

Grapes are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness and carefully sorted upon arrival at the cellar. Thereafter, the grapes are destemmed and crushed and the resultant is fermented in stainless steel tanks for up to 21 days. Thereafter the wine is matured in French Oak barrels for 18 months, and after careful blending is lightly fined and filtered before bottling.

When to drink

This wine offers immediate drinking pleasure, but will reward with careful cellaring.

Pair with

Wagyu Steak

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winemaker
debbie hooper
main variety
100% cabernet sauvignon
alcohol
14.5 %vol
ph
3.38
rs
2.8 g/l
total acid
6 g/l
appellation
simonsberg paarl

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