Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This is the first bottling of this Limited Release since the 5* 2009 vintage. Only 4200 bottles produced.

Winemakers Notes

Only the grapes from a specific vineyard site at La Bri are used for this classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields are kept low: 4-5 tons/ha.

The Harvest

Cold soak for 1 week before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. Matured for 24 months in 100% French oak (225L, 56% new).

In the Cellar

Each of our wines is linked to a specific flower- the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label.

Botanical Sketch

Watsonia alba is a very striking plant, with attractive foliage and gorgeous spikes of cup-shaped white flowers. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a very pure and powerful wine much like the Watsonia alba.

Watsonia alba (White watsonia)

Alcohol
pH

14.3% vol
3.41

RS
Total Acid

2.14 g/l
6.4 g/l

SPI – Christian Eedes Cab Report 2015 – 90 points
Platter Wine Guide – 4*Star

Awards (2012 VINTAGE)

Awards (2009 VINTAGE)

SPI – Christian Eedes Cab Report 2013 – 5* Star

Further Ageing/Cellaring

The quality and enjoyment will be further enhanced if decanted 30 minutes prior to consumption.

Previous Vintages

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