This robust wine is deep ruby in colour with a bright hue. Concentrated plum and blackberry fruit with hints of bell pepper dominate on the nose with subtle nuances of tobacco and spicy oak notes. The palate has complex blackberry and plum flavours, complemented by balanced, integrated oak flavours. The tannins are firm and grippy yet silky and soft giving a velvety texture that lingers on the finish.
In the Cellar
Grapes were handpicked, carefully destemmed and lightly crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks. The juice was inoculated with a specially selected yeast and fermented on the skins at 28°C for 8 days. Flavour and tannin extraction was evaluated daily and performed by pump-over and delestage. After fermentation, the wine was drained off the hard pressings and placed in new French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was matured for 16 months and was racked continuously to enable it to be bottled without filtration.
|John Platter Ratings||4.5 stars|
|Winery / Producer||Fleur Du Cap|
|Maturity||Ready, but will improve|
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Bottle Size||Bottle 75cl|
|Residual Sugar||1.98 g/l|