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Durbanville Hills Cab Sauv

Ambient
750 ml
Cape Town, South Africa
₱ 520

Durbanville Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

750 ml

Winemaker's notes:

Each vineyard was vinified separately. The must was fermented on the skins (between 26ºC and 28ºC) in closed, specially designed auto fermenters until dry. During this period the maximum fruit, color, and tannin extraction from the skins were made possible through very soft, continuous timer-regulated pump-over cycles. To soften the texture, the wine was left on the skins for one week after the fermentation period. Controlled malolactic fermentation took place in the tank after which the Cabernet Sauvignon was oak matured for 12 months using predominantly French oak, utilizing a small percentage of new oak together with older wood as well as wood alternatives. This is done to prevent wooding thus preserving the elegance of our cool-climate fruit. 

The Durbanville ward is considered one of the Cape’s coolest wine regions, thanks to the sea breezes that drift inland from False Bay and Table Bay and the late afternoon mists that bathe the slopes. These conditions are ideal for the slow ripening of the grapes, allowing them to develop their full-flavored and intense character. Grapes are sourced only from the shareholder growers, all of whom farm within the limited appellation of Durbanville. Meticulous canopy management promotes the concentration of varietal flavor and color. Cellar Master Martin Moore uses highly advanced cellar technology to ensure optimal extraction of color and flavor. Sustainable practices include the maintaining of the International Environmental Standard ISO140001, treating wastewater back to irrigation quality, and all vineyards subscribing to IPW (Integrated Production of Wine) growing practices, designed to sustain natural resources. In addition, the farmers protect 320ha of endangered Renosterveld.

Region: Cape Town, South Africa

Tasting notes

On the nose, experience aromas of cinnamon and plum, with a hint of dark chocolate with ripe fruity notes. An elegant, medium-bodied wine with ripe red fruits on the palate, followed by hints of dark chocolate. Overall, an elegant tannin structure.

Alcohol content: 14.17%

[source: durbanvillehills.co.za]

*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.


Pairing

Perfect with grilled steak, leg of lamb, with rosemary or thyme, roast turkey steak, kidney pie, and matured Gouda/Gruyère

Serving temperature: 16-18 ºC

Grape Variety

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Durbanville Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Fact Sheet

Region: Cape Town

Country: South Africa

Store in a cool dark place.

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Product reviews for Durbanville Hills Cab Sauv

Haze
12/15/2020 10:04 PM
simply elegant
It has a really nice taste with pleasant acidity and good body. I enjoyed it a lot!
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