Welbedacht Wine Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


Chemical Anaylysis

Alcohol: 14.4
Residual Sugar: 2.30 g/l
Total Acidity: 6.06 g/l
pH: 3.47
Free Sulphur: 25 ppm
Total Sulphur: 77 ppm
Volatile Acidity: 0.55 g/l

Tasting Notes

A complex nose full to bursting with ripe juicy plums, black current and sweet liquorice, supported by cloves, coconut and black pepper.
This nose expands on the palate with intense but fine grained tannins. A peppery freshness with a toasted nuttiness is softened by subtle vanilla and beeswax undertones.


Vinification

An average yield of 7-8tons/ha was harvested in the early morning, while temperatures were still low. The grapes were then gently destemmed and crushed.

Fermentation temperatures are kept in check to temper harsh tannin extraction. Once pressed, the wine was racked to barrel, where it under went malo-lactic fermentation. Only second, third and fourth-fill barrels were used to enhance the wine’s natural finesse.
After 15 months in small oak a selection of our finest "barriques" was sampled and blended to create this exceptional wine. The wine has not been fined in any way to maintain its natural integrity and
structure. Before bottling, however the wine was delicately filtered to make sure that no unwanted sediments occur in the bottle. Throughout the life of this wine we have endeavored to keep the wine as natural as possible.



R 105.00