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Painted Wolf Wines "The Den" Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting notes

A medium to full bodied wine with typical Cab flavours of black current, brambly fruit, cigar box augmented by toasty oak. The wine has a lovely rich texture, soft ripe tannins with a long fruit driven finish.

The Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from a vineyard in the Botteleray region of Stellenbosch. We have blended 10% Swartland merlot from Kasteelsig vineyard and 4% Shiraz sourced from out three partner vineyards

Winemaking

This wine was made from ripe grapes picked to deliver a rich flavour. Cabernet fermented in tank on a blend of French oak staves, and then completed malolactic and maturation on staves; the wine was finished off with 10% Swartland Merlot and 4% Shiraz, both of which were matured in a mixture of new and older oak barrels.

Ageing potential

This wine is good now, but will continue to improve over the next 3-4 years.

Wine Analysis

  • Alcohol 13.95%
  • Residual Sugar 3.2g/l
  • Total Acid 5.6g/l
  • ph 3.5

Food Suggestions

Enjoy with a variety of meat dishes such as home-made lamb burgers, sticky roasted pork belly or braised lamb shanks

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