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Cultivar(s): Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Analysis: Alc: 13.06 | R.S: 3.57 g/l | T.A: 6.16g/l | pH 3.53
Awards & accolades
86 points Wine Advocate
3 stars, 80 points – Platter 2020
Tasting Notes: A crowd pleasing medium to full-bodied wine with typical Cab flavours of red and black berries and cigar box augmented by toasty oak. The wine has a lovely rich mid-mouth texture, a long, fruit-driven finish with fresh acid and evident tannins which will soften with a little bottle age.
The story of this wine: The den wines are social wines to be enjoyed with friends and family. These wines are named for the den, the heart of all African wild dog communities. Flavour-packed, soft and juicy comfort wines for every day drinking.
Jenny Metelerkamp produced a fine Painted Wolf ink drawing for the label.
Food suggestions: Excellent with a large variety of dishes, especially steaks, chops, home-made burgers, sticky roast pork belly and lasagne.
The vineyard:Cabernet Sauvignon is mostly sourced from the Bottleray area of Stellenbosch, Agter Paarl and Swartland.
Winemaking:Fermented with Bordeaux yeast strains in tank with French oak staves, and then completed malolactic fermentation and maturation on staves for 4 months.
Ageing Potential: This wine will continue to age for and can be drunk up to four years from vintage.