Sutherland Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The dark fruit flavours and cassis on the nose are a prequel to the refreshing sweet fruit and ripe tannins the palate delivers. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months and will reward cellaring.
Good now, but will improve for 10 years.
Red meat (especially game), strong cheeses.
|Soil type||Tukulu / Glenrosa|
|Age of vines||Planted 2005|
|Plant density||2300 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Vintage||Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||2 March - 10 March 2017|
|Grape sugar||24.3 - 24.5 Balling|
|Acidity||6.68 - 7.81 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.42 - 3.47|
|Yeasts||Natural occurring yeasts|
|Fermentation temp||28 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, pumped into stainless steel tanks, aerative pump over once a day and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation. 18 months in 30% new oak, balance in older barrels. Wines were fermented separately.|
|Residual sugar||2.1 g/l|
|Total acid||5.3 g/l|
|Maturation||2021 - 2031|
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