Thandi Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Main Features

A medium bodied wine with intense red colour. Dark berries, ripe prune and dark chocolate flavours with a long, smooth aftertaste.

Viticulture

Origin: Western Cape
Soil type: Light textured, gravelly topsoil with highly weathered subsoil
Harvesting time: March
Yield: 8 - 10 tons per hectare

Vinification

Balling: 23 -24 ºB at harvest
Fermentation: Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 to 10 days and oaked with chips during fermentation, after which they were pressed and left in tank to complete malolactic fermentation
Oaking: The Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in French oak barrels for about 9 months and the Shiraz was treated with French and American oak chips
Aging: Ready to drink now but can mature for 3-5 years from vintage
Blend: Shiraz - 70 %  Cabernet Sauvignon - 30 %
Serving: Serve with red meat, stews or rich, creamy fish dishes
   

Statistics

Vintage: 2014
Country of Origin: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Alcohol Volume: 13,4 %
Sugar: 4.3 g/l
pH: 3.47
Acidity: 5.6 g/l