An Adventurer - to expand your palette and dinner club repertoire.
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 -DOWNLOAD 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.
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Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2023 - Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 - Bronze (88)
International Wine and Spirits competition 2023 - Silver 90 Points
Veritas 2023 - Gold
Lamb loin and roasted root vegetables or Beef Stroganoff.
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
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.