The Wine: A crowd pleasing medium to full-bodied wine with typical Cab flavours of red and black berries and cigar box augmented by toasty oak. The wine has a lovely rich mid-mouth texture, a long, fruit-driven finish with fresh acid and soft tannins.
Food Pairing: Excellent with a large variety of dishes, especially steaks, chops, home-made burgers, sticky roast pork belly and lasagne.
Producer: Painted Wolf Wines
Winemaker : Jeremy Borg
Wine Region: Paarl
At a Glance: ABV: 13.5% RS : 2.36 g/l PH : 3.84 TA : 5.77 g/l
TYPE : Red CLOSURE : Screw cap
Double Silver – National Wine Challenge/Top 100 wines 2019
Ageing: This wine will continue to age well and can be drunk up to four years from vintage.
In the Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon is mostly sourced from the Helderberg areas of Stellenbosch and Agter-Paarl. It is rounded off with smaller percentages of the other red Bordeaux varietals.
In the cellar: Fermented with Bordeaux yeast strains in tank with French oak staves, and then completed malolactic fermentation and maturation on staves. The Bordeaux blend we used to finish this wine with, was fermented in stainless steel and then spent ten months in oak barrels.