Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Graceland Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Gold Medal

Graceland Vineyards

Graceland Vineyards Graceland Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon (18) Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older


Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 The grapes were harvested from vineyards planted in 2000 and 2012/13 with an elevation of between 100m-130m. The soil is comprised of brown and red gravel, with a high mineral content and lies above decomposed granite, with a depth of 2 meters before reaching clay. The vines have produced many seasons of high quality grapes ensuring consistency. The grapes, handpicked during the 2nd & 3rd week of March, were wild yeast fermented for 8 days in open top cement tanks. The mid fermentation temperatures did not exceed 28°c. Matured in French oak for 18 months, with 20% new oak. The wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined.

The wine being presented is 2018 vintage not 2008 Blackberries wrapped in dark chocolate are abundant in this most elegant and stylish Cabernet. Topped off superior fruit expression and structured tannins. An enticing wine and excellent food partner. Alc: 14.6% Extract: 31.3 TA: 5.2 pH: 3.6 RS 3.8