A wet 2013 winter and unpredictable weather conditions during harvest presented a challenging vintage. However, the subsequent quality is fantastic and resulted in excellent extraction along with full, ripe flavours.
VINEYARDS & HARVEST
The grapes were handpicked in early hours of the morning from Delaire Graff Estate’s mountain vineyards. All grapes were extensively hand sorted to ensure only the best quality is used for wine making.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon VINIFICATION The wine was produced with meticulous care – hand sorting, whole berry fermentation, gentle extraction of fruit, basket pressed, matured in 80% new French oak barrels and a rigorous selection to decide on only the best.
Velvet textured, complex and powerful. Cassis, dark fruit and spicy flavours dominate in a layered and lingering delivery. The wine is suited for aging of 6-10 years.
WINE OF ORIGIN
Stellenbosch, South Africa WINE ANALYSIS Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/1 Total Acidity: 5.8 g/1 pH: 3.49 Alcohol: 14.5%