Seaward Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

"We look toward the sea for our quality terroirs. Grapes grown in close proximity to the cold Atlantic ocean ripen slower, resulting in concentrated, 

well-balanced wines."


JOHAN JORDAAN


A captain that takes the helm from the get-go! With grapes grown in weathered shale and granite along the Cape Coast, this Cabernet Sauvignon entices with concentrated tannins and a juicy structure. 14 months in oak has softened the palate, resulting in a multi-dimensional wine set to impress. Savour it with lamb loin and roasted root vegetables or Beef Stroganoff.

TASTING NOTE
Vibrant aromas of red and black berries with cedar spice deliver a complex middle palate and balanced freshness. This medium- to full-bodied wine shows beautiful integration.

R 720.00
6 Bottle CaseSingle Bottle 750ml

AWARDS

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 Bronze (88)
Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2021 86 points
Tim Atkin Annual South African Report 2021 89

SERVE WITH

Lamb loin and roasted root vegetables or Beef Stroganoff.

WINEMAKING

WINEMAKER
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN
Groenekloof (Darling), Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

TERROIR / SOIL
Decomposed granite and weathered shale.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The vineyards are 6-20km from the ocean. They are planted on a range of aspects, from flat to north-eastern facing slopes that moderate phenolic development and enhance fruit preservation. The rich and deeply decomposed granite soil retains water well and is moderately fertile, resulting in low, concentrated yields. This adds to the complexity and tannin structure of the wine.

Temperature: winter 8 – 19°C; summer 13 – 29°C
Annual rainfall: average of 450mm
Proximity to ocean: 6 to 20 km

WINEMAKING
Grapes were hand-harvested, de-stemmed and individually sorted before undergoing inoculated fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After 15 days, free-run wine was racked to barrels to continue malolactic fermentation in a combination of 80% French and 20% American oak barrels (mainly second fill, some third fill). The wine was matured in the same vessels for 14 months. Barrels were selected to blend the most harmonious expression of the cool coastal region.

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"We look toward the sea for our quality terroirs. Grapes grown in close proximity to the cold Atlantic ocean ripen slower, resulting in concentrated, well-balanced wines."


FRANS K. SMIT