2007 Marklew Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Marklew Cabernet Sauvignon
    Price: $32.00
    Shipping Weight: 4.00 pounds
    Country: South Africa
    Food Pairings: Hearty Meats
    Grapes: Cabernet S
    Region: Stellenbosch
    Vintage: 2005
    Quantity in Basket: None
    In 2002 the 180 year old cellar was renovated to press approximately 70 tons of red wine. The grapes are handpicked from selected rows in selected vineyards. In a unique concept, to make the flow of juice completely gravitational, the grapes are hoisted on the flat roof of the cellar and, after again being hand sorted, the bunches are gently destalked and lightly bruised whole berries slide into the specially lined concrete fermentation tanks where fermentation takes place within the berries to give maximum colour and integrated tannin and flavour from the skin contact. The must is regularly plunged down through the cap of berries and skins to achieve yet greater flavour, complexity and strength while it ferments dry for 10 – 14 days.

    The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from two vineyards gives great structure, complexity and depth to this wine. Well toned muscularity, classic cassis/mulberry concentration with dry insistent tannins which yield to memorable finish.

    Oaking – 12 months in 40% new, 60% 2nd fill barrels. MLF done in barrels. 95% French, 5% American oak.

    Alcohol: 13.76%

    Residual Sugar: 2.4

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