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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Wines (2x750ml)

(2 customer reviews)

R400.00 R300.00

The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were handpicked from a vineyard in Stellenbosch and divided into two fermentation containers after crushing. Yeast was added and the skins and juice mixed three to four times a day during alcoholic fermentation. After the completion of alcoholic fermentation, which took 7 days, the skins in one container was pressed (7 DAE), while the other was left for an additional 28 days on the skins before being pressed (35 DAE). Both wines were then aged in third fill 225L barrels for 18 months before being bottled separately. The 7 DAE wine has prominent red berry and cassis aromas, with a medium mouthfeel, but soft tannins. The 35 DAE wine has spicier and tobacco flavours, with a fuller mouthfeel and more prominent tannin structure. This is due to the extended skin contact where the tannin levels increased in the latter wine due to the longer skin contact time. Tasting these two wines will give you an idea what extended skin contact does to a wine…
Reviews (2)

2 reviews for 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Wines (2x750ml)

  1. Bennie van der Bergh (verified owner)

    Loved this wine. I invited my in-laws to taste these two wines. Both wines have a nice deep red color. My mother-in law preferred the “Sewe dae” (softer and smoother) and both my father-in-law and I preferred the “Vyf en dertig dae” which had a proper full bodied cabernet taste, but also smooth. Perfect with our lamb shin potjie. I can highly recommend this wine! Thanks.

  2. Joseph Machado

    I love collatowines cabernet sauvignon

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