Monday, 6 June 2011

TN : Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The vineyard soils were lime and clay. After crushing and three days of cold soaking, the grapes were inoculated with yeast. During fermentation, the juice was regularly punched down and pumped over for maximum colour and flavour extraction. Extended skin contact was given, before maturation took place in 100% first fill French oak barrels for 20 months. The residual sugar is 3.2 grammes per litre, the total acidity is 6.5 grammes per litre, and the pH is 3.42.

This wine won a double gold medal at the 2009 Veritas awards, a trophy at the 2009 Tri Nations Wine Challenge, a trophy at the 2009 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, a gold medal at the 2009 Concours Mondial in Brussels, and an Investec Private Bank Winemakers' Choice award in 2009.

This wine was imported by Vinunic AB.

Colour : Deep purple/red

Aroma : Burnt toast, tobacco, blackcurrants, plums, milk chocolate

Taste : Black burnt toast, tobacco, zingy blackcurrant, cherries, plums, milk chocolate, dusty tannins and liqourice on finish

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 295 SEK

Mark : B+

Website : Kleine Zalze

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