Cabernet Sauvignon () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older
The grapes are picked after extensive
tasting in the vineyards to ensure only the
ripest fruit is brought to the cellar. The
grapes are crushed and destemmed and
enjoy a pre fermentation cold maceration
for 24hours. During the fermentation the
grapes are pumped over 3 times per day for
extraction of colour matter and tannin
development. The skins are left on the wine
for 3 weeks post fermentation before
pressing followed by ageing in French oak
barrels for 24 months in 30% new barrels,
40% 2nd fill and 30% 3rd fill.
The nose shows an abundance of dark
berries and plums with prominent mint,
eucalyptus, cigar box, roasted coffee and
liquorice. A velvet palate complimented by
elegant tannins helps to showcase the
brighter red fruits. Aged for 24 months in
selected French oak.
Fabulous with juicy red meat, steak or lamb. Does not want sauces with the meat. But can work with Boeuf Borguignonne. Rosemary and thyme infusions work. Gruyere works well too. No delicate dishes, no spice-hot foods.