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Cabernet Sauvignon, Guardian Peak

Previously known as Frontier, this is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards ranging from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions.

Classic Cabernet aromas of black current, blueberry, chocolate and toast are prominent on the nose. Fine, well-structured tannins and good acidity balance the bold black fruit with hints of raspberry on the palate. Savoury flavours of cigar box and tobacco add complexity to this medium bodied Cabernet, which has a sweet, fruity finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.9 g/L

pH

3.52

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

TIME IN OAK

6 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

This Cabernet Sauvignon was vinified in a combination of open & closed top stainless-steel fermenters to preserve the fresh fruit flavours. After fermentation the wine was transferred to seasoned French oak barrels for further maturation.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Guardian Peak

Previously known as Frontier, this is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards ranging from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions.

The 2018 Guardian Peak Cabernet Sauvignon displays classic blackcurrant and ripe raspberry flavours with a hint of oak shavings. The concentrated dark fruit and milk chocolate flavours give a powerful and elegant balance.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

5.1 g/L

pH

3.61

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Roelof Lotriet

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

TIME IN OAK

6 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

This Cabernet Sauvignon was vinified in a combination of open and closed top stainless-steel fermenters to preserve the fresh fruit flavours. After fermentation the wine was transferred to seasoned French oak barrels for further maturation.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Guardian Peak

Previously known as Frontier, this is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards ranging from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions.

Profiles of tobacco leaves, wild bramble and lead pencil shavings integrate with clean, fresh wood to create a classic Cabernet Sauvignon nose. Dark fruit essences of blackcurrant and plums leave a powerful, yet elegant finish on the palate which is supported by the structure of big, bold, fruit-intense tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.5 g/L

pH

3.62

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Roelof Lotriet

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

BOTTLED DATE

January 2017

TIME IN OAK

10 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Vinified in a combination of open and closed top fermenters before maturation in second- and third-fill French oak 300L barrels for 10 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Guardian Peak

Previously known as Frontier, this is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards ranging from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions.

Ruby red in the glass and showing a complex red fruit aroma profile, with raspberry, ripe plum and hints of cherry, lead pencil and cedar. The ripe fruit and slightly more subtle blackcurrant and apricot flavours are well supported by an integrated tannin structure. This wine has a juicy, well rounded and a full mouth-feel with a long, balanced finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.4 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.5 g/L

pH

3.53

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Philip van Staden

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

HARVEST DATE

March 2014

TIME IN OAK

10 months

SULPHUR

Total: 96 Free: 36

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vinification details

The wine is fermented at 28°C in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurred five times a day. Maturation took place in second- and third-fill 300 litre French and American oak for 10 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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