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Aaldering Vineyards & Wines

Aaldering Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2013

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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Gert-Jan Posthuma
Export / Sales Manager, Aaldering Vineyards & Wines

Description

An elegant blend with cedar, liquorice and cassis on the nose supported by a complex, well-rounded tannin structure. The 2013 harvest experienced moderate rainfall and beautiful cool weather in the winter of 2012. These perfect conditionsallowed for perfect rest conditions for the vines. Spring 2012 was mild with limited winds, perfect for a generous fruit set.These grapes were harvested over three consecutive days and from two different vineyards. Both cultivars were vinified separately, receiving different treatments according to grapes phenolic profile. Pump overs occurred 4 times throughout a 24 hour period. Natural malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. The wineswere then aged separately in 225 liter French oak barrels (Barrique Bordelaise) for 27 months.

Awards

4 stars Platter's South African Wine Guide

Certifications

VegetarianVegan

Alcohol

14.42%

Analytical data

dry

3.3 g/l residual sugar
5.4 g/l acidity
3.6 pH

Aromas

Aroma intensity: intense
Fruit: moderate
Floral: minimal
Spice: moderate
Wood: intense

Taste

Body: complex
Tannins: moderate

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