The grapes were selected from Vergelegens Stonepine, Rondekop, Rooiland and Kopland Vineyards. These vineyards are all north to northwest facing, with granite, Hutton and Clovelly soils. Vines were planted 4000 to the hectare. The preferred Cabernet clone was 46, while for the Merlot the Italian clones 12 and 192, as well as the French clones 181 and 3 were used. The average yield was 4 tons per hectare.
The Cabernet was fermented in open tanks at high temperatures (28-32C) and punched down every 3-4 hours to maximise colour and tannin extraction. The alcoholic fermentation was followed by maceration of 21 days. The wine was racked every three to four months during a two-year maturation period in 225L barrels.
The wine is complex, showing black currants, spice, ripe plums and attractive wood aromas and flavours. It is full with firm, ripe tannins leading to a lingering aftertaste.
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