Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon

2023 Gold Medal

Koelenhof Wynkelder

Koelenhof Wynkelder Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon


STYLE: Full bodied, deep red colour with dark fruits and licorice aromas. On the palate the wine shows a balanced tannin structure with flavours of blackberry and hints of herbaceous freshness. SOIL: Decomposed granite, Oakleaf and Tukulu soils. AGE OF VINES: 21 years. VINIFICATION: 9 days on skins in rotor fermenters at 25°C. CLIMATE: Low rainfall, drier ripening season with cooler nights and warm, dry days during picking. GRAPES: Smaller berries, with excellent colour and flavour intensity, harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness. OPTIMUM DRINKING: This excellent 2020 vintage will peak from mid 2024 to 2034 when tertiary aromas will start to develop.

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