Color – Deep garnet
Aroma – Black cherry, plumb, and vanilla with hints of warm spice
Taste – Black cherry, plumb and vanilla are tied together with silky tannin and spice. The wine finishes with a lingering note of cinnamon.
Alcohol – 12.8%
No one’s ever found a hidden gem by following the crowd. This cool-climate Cabernet breaks all the rules of the classic varietal. Full bodied, fruity, with a silky foundation of tannin and spice; it’s a must-try for any red wine enthusiast.
THE CAUSE SUPPORTED BY THIS WINE – African Penguins: R300,00 (roughly $20) from every case goes to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. APSS provides temporary care to diseased, displaced, injured, oiled and abandoned marine birds with special focus on the endangered African penguin. Marine bird rescue, rehabilitation and releases part of the conservation management plan to stabilize and maintain population numbers. Rehabilitation is a re-active but important intervention. Every single penguin saved through rehabilitation contributes to the conservation effort, to prevent the extinction of the African penguin.
Harvested on the 27th of March, 2020 on a chilly, cloudy day at 23.6 degrees balling. Grapes were de-stemmed (not crushed) and moved to closed, stainless steel fermenter and inoculated with a Bordeaux style yeast. Pump-overs for soft, silky extraction took place twice per day for 10 days. At this point, free run wine at 2 balling was put in barrel to finish alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.
Composition – 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation – Cape Agulhas, South Africa
Terroir – These young vines are located in the flats just below the mountainside where the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc are located. Planted in decomposed granite soil.
Wood – 11 months in 2nd fill 300L French oak barrels
Production – 500 bottles