Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

McGregor Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

2017 Silver Medal

Roodezandt RF (McGregor Wine Company)

Roodezandt RF  (McGregor Wine Company) McGregor Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Dry White Varieties (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower) (Cabernet Sauvignon) Unwooded any vintage


VINTAGE: 2015 APPELLATION: McGregor (in the Robertson Valley of South Africa.) VINEYARD DETAIL: Ten-year-old vines grafted on Richter 110 and planted on rocky northwest facing Karoo-soil. Extended 4-wire cordon trellised system. HARVEST INFORMATION: Date: March Sugar: 25.2 °B Type: Machine pH: 3.45 Yield: 9 Tons / Ha ; 2,7 kg / vine T.A: 5,2 g/l VINIFICATION: At unloading the grapes where crushed before additions of tartaric acid and selected yeast for fermentation. Regular pump-over for colour extraction during fermentation. After malolactic fermentation a 14-month French oak barrel-maturation period follows, with 50% new barrels, where after the wine is racked and bottled. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Alc.: 14.5 %VOL Total Extract: 32.20 g/l R.S.: 2.7 g/l Free SO2: 35 mg/l T.A.: 5.8 g/l Total SO2: 115 mg/l pH: 3.55 V.A.: 0.44 g/l WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: Deep red colour with a mixer of blackberry, plum and slight nut flavour in harmony with oak from the barrels. Good balance on the pallet between soft tannins and acidity. Long aftertaste with fruity flavours. SERVED: A serious wine to enjoy now or mature for 7 – 10 years. Enjoy with red meat dishes or buffet for a real culinary experience.