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Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Bruwer Raats & Gavin Bruwer Slabbert
Main Variety
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.52
RS
3.2 g/l
TA
6.1 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry

Accolades

  • 2015 – scored 5 stars by John Platter (2018).
  • 2015 – scored 97 points by Christian Eedes from Winemag (September 2017)
  • 2015 – scored 94 points by Tim Atkin South African report (September 2017)
  • 2014 - scored 96 points by Christian Eedes from Winemag (November 2016)
  • 2014 – scored 94 point by Tim Atkin – 2016 South African Report (September 2016)
  • 2014 – scored 95 points by Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate (May 2016)

Tasting Notes

The nose shows lively dark berry fruit and Morello cherries with hints of star anise, ground fennel seeds and cedar. The wine is exceptionally linear and precise, yet lithe and elegant . The complex dark berry fruit follows through from nose to finish with a minerality that reflects the 100% decomposed dolomite granite of the soil. The wine is characterized by its amazing concentration derived from the extremely low yield of 1.5 tons per hectare.


Ageing Potential

10 - 15 years


Blend Information

100% Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

Roast lamb, loin of venison, ostrich carpaccio, beef fillet with a red wine reduction, duck with plum sauce and game.


In The Vineyard

Soil Type : 100% Decomposed Granite soil
Age of Vines : 7 years
Trellis : High Density single vineyard block
Vines per hectare : 8000
Plant density : 1m x 1.2m


About The Harvest

Grapes were hand-picked at 22, 8⁰ Balling during the third week in February. The 2015 vintage offered a warm and dry growing season with great purity of fruit and concentration.


In The Cellar

Bunches were hand-sorted. 20% went whole into an open-tank fermenter. The rest were destemmed and lightly crushed on top of the bunches. One punch down was done per day for a very gentle extraction. Natural fermentation took place after which grapes were basket-pressed. The wine spent 12 months in a new 300 L French oak barrel and a further 6 months in a fourth fill French oak barrel.


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Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 Bruwer Raats & Gavin Bruwer Slabbert Cabernet Franc
Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 Bruwer Raats & Gavin Bruwer Slabbert Cabernet Franc

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