CRANSWICK ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon
CRANSWICK ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vineyards: The Cabernet is planted on red clay-limestone soils. The vines are over 20 years of age and are trained to a single cordon with a single foliage wire. Vines are not irrigated.
Vinification: The Cabernet grapes were harvested at over 14.5 Be, allowing flavour and fruit to be in balance. The must be fermented at temperatures, between 20-28ºC in order to help extract flavour and colour components from the grape skins.
The skins were gently pressed, with only the free-run fraction being kept ensuring that soft tannins would be present in the final wine. The wine was then stored on toasted French oak stves and allowed to mature prior to bottling.
Winemaker’s Tasting Note: Aromas of mocha chocolate mint on the nose. The palate has savoury spice and dark berry flavours combined with silky smooth tannins.