This wine is produced from grapes sourced in the Western Cape which enjoys a mediterranean style climate.. The vineyards are 9-11 years old with hutton, clay and stone soils. The vineyards are planted at 3,000 vines per hectare and are irrigated.
The grapes are handpicked and machine harvested in March. Yields are 8-10 tonnes per hectare.
Helienne van Zyl
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% whole bunch/carbonic maceration in stainless steel tanks with regular punch downs and pump overs. Malolactic fermentation.
Partical ageing in oak foudres.
Deep vibrant ruby robe. Ripe dark black cherry and plum fruit with a hint of spice. A balanced with with soft tannins and a long finish.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
Volatile acidity: 0.7g/L
Total acidity:5.7g/L Ph3.6
Residual sugar: 4.5g/L
Allergy advice: Contains sulphites
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans