Aaldering Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2016
An elegant blend with cedar, liquorice and cassis on the nose supported by a complex, well-rounded tannin structure. The 2016 harvest experienced moderate rainfall and beautiful cool weather in the winter of 2015. These perfect conditionsallowed for perfect rest conditions for the vines. Spring 2015 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 24 months.
4 stars Platter's South African Wine Guide