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Kadette Cabernet Sauvignon, Kanonkop

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Technical Analysis
Alcohol
14.2
Residual sugar
2.7
pH
3.53
Acidity
5.9
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Kadette means “young officer'' or ''younger brother'' – this wine is made from younger vineyards and is the younger version of the wines in our Estate Range. First released in 2019, Cabernet Sauvignon is the youngest brother.
Tasting note

The nose is filled with fresh juicy blackcurrant, black plums and black cherries. Underlying hints of bouquet garni and subtle oak spice add further complexity. The tannins are finely textured, which adds a sturdy framework to support the plush fruit core. Concentrated flavours of blackberries and black fruit, combined with a juicy savoury plush tomato note, creates a classic Stellenbosch Cabernet with a lengthy, dry finish

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Abrie Beeslaar
Closure
Cork
Region
Stellenbosch
Vegan
Yes

Vintage conditions

The preceding winter had sufficient rain and cold units. Throughout the harvesting period the weather remained favourable, with relatively warm days, no significant heatwaves and cool night temperatures.

Vinification details

Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 280C. The floating skins were punched down mechanically, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 5 – 6 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 12 months in older 225L French oak barrels.

 

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
13.3
Residual sugar
2.5
pH
3.57
Acidity
5.5
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Kadette means “young officer'' or ''younger brother'' – this wine is made from younger vineyards and is the younger version of the wines in our Estate Range. First released in 2019, Cabernet Sauvignon is the youngest brother.
Tasting note

Opulent aromas of blueberries, plums and red currants. Underlying hints of dried herbs and subtle oak spice add further complexity. The tannins are finely textured, and add a sturdy framework to support the plush fruit core. Concentrated flavours of blue- and blackberries, combined with the delicate acidity, creates a classic Stellenbosch Cabernet with a lengthy, dry finish.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malolactic Fermentation
Yes
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Abrie Beeslaar
Closure
Screw top
Region
Stellenbosch
Vegan
Yes

Vintage conditions

Winter rainfall was higher than the previous two winters. Irregular temperatures from winter until the flowering period, together with cool growing conditions, led to great variations in the vineyards. The cool weather and regular rain showers led to less water stress for the vines during ripening. Harvest time was characterised by regular rain showers

Vinification details

Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 28°C. The floating skins were punched down mechanically, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 5 – 6 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 12 months in older 225L French oak barrels.