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Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Stellenbosch (Seven Chair)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, South Africa

  Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Stellenbosch (Seven Chair)

50,95 / per bottle
net : 43,92

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Tasting Note:
The nose is delicate, slightly dusty and very alluring with ample dark fruit, graphite and pencil lead aromas
and hints of sandalwood, tobacco, anise and bay leaf creating complexity. The palate is so smooth and lithe
with layers of juicy blueberry and classic cassis flavours balanced with smoky, earthy nuances. The wine is
juicy and supple with attractive acidity to balance and enough fullness and complexity on the mid-palate. It
is classic in style, pliant and opulent, yet textured and elegant with its lush, smooth, cocoa-powdery tannin
structure. The finish is long and herbaceous with beautiful, focused cedar oak nuances – a mouth-watering
wine with finesse and class

Vineyard's and Winemaker's Note:
Made from selected parcels of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards planted on the north-western
facing slopes of the Helderberg mountain and south-eastern facing slope of the Polkadraai Hills. These
parcels of excellent Cabernet Sauvignon grow on a combination of deep decomposed granite soils with Table
Mountain sandstone and "koffieklip". The mild maritime influences from the cool False Bay coast and
granitic soils are evident in this wine's hallmark minerality and classic graphite-like profile.
The 2018 vintage was challenging as it was the third consecutive year of drought with significantly lower
yields in Stellenbosch. However, by carefully managing the vineyards and improving soil health, we could
retain moisture in the soil and benefit from the dry conditions with very healthy grapes. The cooler night
temperatures towards the end of February with few heatwaves meant longer hang times, allowing further fruit
flavour development without sacrificing freshness and acidity.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is our 5th Stellenbosch vintage. This wine's ever-increasing quality is evident
in that we have gained a greater understanding of the Stellenbosch vineyards and terroir. 2018 was vinified
entirely at Boekenhoutskloof in tulip-shaped concrete tanks with élevage on our OXOline 2 system. The
changes in vinification and élevage had a significant impact on the Cabernet's style, resulting in a more
refined claret like structure with dark fruits and graphite.

Winemaking Philosophy (Vinification):
Grapes are hand-harvested and transported to our winery in Franschhoek and cooled before vinification.
Each harvest-parcel is individually destemmed and crushed into tulip-shaped concrete tanks where they
undergo a cold maceration period and spontaneous fermentation at temperatures between 27° and 30°.
Frequent pump-overs and occasional delestage is performed to extract aromas, colour and tannins gently.
After alcoholic fermentation, a prolonged malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in 225-litre barriques.
The wine was matured on our OXOline system for 22 months in 60% new light toast, long seasoned French
oak from our preferred coopers, Sylvain and Saury.

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle Size:  750ml
Alcohol:  14,69%
Acidity:  5,40
pH:   3,75
RS:  1,90


Information about the Stellenbosch wine region:

Country: South Africa
Province: Western Cape
District: Cape Winelands
Area: 21,5 km²


Where is the Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Stellenbosch (Seven Chair) produced?

The Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Stellenbosch (Seven Chair) is a red wine that is produced in the Stellenbosch Wine Region South Africa.


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