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Rosily Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016

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SKU: CSR16

Appearance: Clear, bright, deep red / purple with a crimson hue.

Nose: Strongly defined with flavours of dark fruits and mint with cedary oak notes.

Palate: Full-bodied wine with fruitcake, olive, black currant and spice characters. A dried herb finish is well supported by fine grainy tannins and oak.

Cellaring: This wine has the capacity to continue to develop for at least 10 years from the release date (01/06/19)

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Willyabrup
Harvest Date
16th March 2016, by hand
Aging
24 Months maturation in French Oak (40% new, 60% 1 year old)
Bottling Date
16th May 2018
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The total production of this wine represents 5% of the total Cabernet Sauvignon harvest from 2016. For us it is too simplistic to use the often used phrase “best barrel selection from the vintage” when trying to describe how this Reserve wine has been created. Rather, after 20 vintages we are starting to get a better understanding as to where the best fruit from our 3628 Cabernet Sauvignon vines consistently is sourced. We now understand that the leaner, gravelly soils at the highest elevation point of the vineyard produces fruit with extra varietal dimension and weight, which can handle further oak treatment.
Winemaker Notes
The fermentation with this wine follows traditional Bordeaux techniques using a combination of open fermenters for freshness and closed fermenters with extended skin contact for colour stability. The ferments were hand plunged to ensure only the softest tannins are extracted. The wine is unfined and essentially unfiltered only going through a coarse filter on the bottling line.
Production
660 bottles produced
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