Sutherland Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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.
Red meat (especially game), strong cheeses.
|Varietal||Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone CS46C & 338C|
|Root stock||Mgt 101-14|
|Soil type||Tukulu / Glenrosa|
|Age of vines||Planted August 2005|
|Plant density||2300 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Vintage||A moderate summer with very little rain resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||21 March - 26 March 2018|
|Grape sugar||23.6 - 25.5 Balling|
|Acidity||5.34 - 6.17 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.47 - 3.6|
|Yeasts||Natural occurring yeasts|
|Fermentation temp||26 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, pumped over once a day until dry, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation. 18 months in 15% new French oak, balance in 3rd and 4th fill barrels.|
|Residual sugar||2.02 g/l|
|Total acid||5.85 g/l|
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