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Hidden Valley Hidden Gems 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Annalie van Dyk
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
13.91 %vol
pH
3.50
RS
2.7 g/l
TA
5.7 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Herbaceous

Tasting Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon leads this blend with its typical aromas of eucalyptus, pencil shavings, minerality and black currants. The palate is full and rounded with velvet tannins, black fruits following through with a hint of mint and a long, lingering finish.

Blend Information

Cabernet Sauvignon – 60% Petit Verdot – 30% Merlot – 10%

Food Suggestions

Grilled or braised meat dishes; rump steak on the braai; lamb potjie or grilled vegetables. Serve between 16-18 ºC.

In The Vineyard

The different components of this blend were sourced from our vineyards on Hidden Valley. Soil: Oakleaf and Tukulu

About The Harvest

The grapes of all three varieties were picked at optimum ripeness, between 25 and 26°B.

In The Cellar

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and pressed just before dryness. Malolactic fermentation finished in 225L French oak barrels and the wine was left to mature for a further 18 months before the individual components were blended and then bottled. 20% of the barrels used were new oak with the rest being a combination of 2nd and 3rd fills.
Bottled: December 2016
Released: June 2017

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