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2018

Candelabra Cabernet 2018

A cool-climate Cabernet that is as unique and elegant as the fynbos species it is named after.

Technical Info

R325.00 /750ml

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VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

APPELLATION

Cape Agulhas

VINTAGE

2018

COLOUR

Dark ruby

BOUQUET

Classic varietal bouquet, with hint of sweet capsicum

TASTE

Blueberry fruit, cedar spice, black pepper with soft precise tannins in perfect balance owing to the harvesting of perfect fruit. Elegant – no jagged edges.

ALCOHOL

14,0%

TOTAL ACIDITY

5,30 g/L

pH

3,53

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1,95 g/L

VOLUME

750 mL

Wine specs

Vineyards

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are established in decomposed gravel. Exceptionally low yielding vineyards, 7t per hectare resulting in concentration and quality of fruit.

The vineyards of Lomond are surrounded by indigenous flora known as Fynbos. This single vineyard wine is named after a vulnerable listed species endemic to the Agulhas Region, Brunsvigia Orientalis or the Red Candelabra Flower.

Wine specs

Winemaking

The hand-picked and hand-sorted grapes were destemmed, crushed into small open tanks and inoculated with a selected yeast culture. The fermentation temperature was carefully controlled, reaching a peak temperature of 27 ̊C. The skins were carefully punched-down by hand with the level of extraction evaluated through tasting during fermentation. On completion of fermentation, the wine spent a further three weeks on the skins for optimal extraction of colour and flavour. The free-run juice was then drained off and the skins pressed gently into first-fill barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally after which the wine was racked. The wine matured for a period of 12 months in the same barrels. the barrels were then tasted and screened to ensure that only the best barrels were selected for fining and filtration.

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