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Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jaco Potgieter
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
4.0 g/l
TA
5.8 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Herbaceous

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby with a bright edge. Intense dark berries and black currant aromas with attractive gentle smoky oak notes. A succulent medium bodied entry with delicious winterberry flavours supported by well defined ripe tannins for a softly textured juicy finish that lingers.


Ageing Potential

Drinking well now or within 3 years of vintage.


Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

A supple Cabernet Sauvignon with vibrant fruit and soft tannins allowing for easy drinking on its own or with your favourite sizzling steak, meaty roasts with rich gravy, hearty stews or tomato based Italian food.


In The Vineyard

A dry winter followed by a hot, dry summer: The winter of May to August 2016 in the Cape Winelands was cold enough to ensure proper vine dormancy, but it was one of the driest in decades. A hot growing season followed that included one of the hottest Januaries that anybody can remember. Grapes were selected from the Swartland region for chunky tannins and expressive fruit to complement the finer structure of the fruit from the Robertson area


In The Cellar

Fermented on the skins at 24 - 28°C until dry. After pressing, the young wine was allowed to complete malolactic fermentation on French oak staves, then left for a further 3 months of wood maturation. Final blending and bottling takes place at our cellars in Wellington.


Other Vintages

Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Jaco Potgieter Cabernet Sauvignon
Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Jaco Potgieter Cabernet Sauvignon

Additional Information

A dry red wine. Full-bodied wine with flavours of cassis and ripe black berries supported by ripe silky tannins and tinged with vanilla oak.