Spier: Savanha Sun Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Blackberries and tobacco on the nose with layers of dark berry fruit combined with subtle oak flavours, plums and hints of liquorices, ending off in a reasonably soft palate with a savoury finish.

$15.50

Year: 2015

WINEMAKER:
Lizanne JordaanORIGIN:
Western Cape, predominantly Breedekloof / Swartland / Coastal regions.TERROIR / SOIL:
Combination of alluvial, well-drained and aerated soils as well as decomposed granite soils from mountain foothills.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised vines and bush vines aged 11-21 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 11-15 tons per hectare.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were hand and machine harvested at optimum ripeness, selected, de-stemmed and gently crushed. Cold maceration took place at 10-12ºC prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Daily pump overs were conducted for optimum extraction of colour and flavour. Wines from selected tanks were blended and fined, and matured for 6 months before bottling.

ANALYSIS:

Alc: 13.87 % TA: 5.60 g/L
RS: 3.80 g/L pH: 3.61

 

APPEARANCE:

Deep-red in colour

TASTING NOTE:
Blackberries and tobacco on the nose with layers of dark berry fruit combined with subtle oak flavours, plums and hints of liquorices, ending off in a reasonably soft palate with a savoury finish.

SERVE WITH:
Sirloin or rump steak, roasted duck with orange sauce, hearty soups and mature cheese