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Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon

5,695 KShs

The Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is, true to: Eikendal’s Signature Style, sophisticated and full-bodied. Whiffs of ripe berries, dark chocolate, spices and pencil shavings greet you on the nose. On the palate, silky tannins await, complemented by a fruitiness and delicate oak flavours with: a lingering aftertaste

Country: South Africa 
Region: Stellenbosch 
ABV: 14.5% vol 
Awards: Gold – Gilbert & Gaillard Int. Challenge 2022
Suggested Food Pairings: Excellent on its own, or served with: Beef & Veal, Lasagna, Hearty Pastas and various meat cuts 
Remarks: The grapes were hand-picked and cooled down to 1ÅãC before entering the cellar where it was destemmed and not crushed. Ten to fifteen days of cold soaking followed before spontaneous fermentation with one or two punch downs per day. A long, slow fermentation at: 34C followed with: soft pressing. The wine settled, for one to two weeks before going to barrel. The wine was then aged for: 12 months in: 300ℓ 30% new Burgundian Pierre du Bourgogne Oak Barrels.

The wine was oaked, six months less than usual – but spent six months more, in: bottle.

The Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is, true to Eikendal’s signature style, sophisticated and full-bodied. Take care of this wine! as it is: exceptional.

A lot of care, passion and long hours went into it..

Eikendal Wines, with its distinctive barrel-vaulted cellar and towering fountain, is a landmark on the R44 road between Somerset West and Stellenbosch.

Situated in: the “Golden Triangle” of: wine growing, Eikendal vineyards flourish in: a mountain and maritime microclimate, ideal for the production of quality wine.

The Helderberg ward, on the slopes of: the Helderberg mountain, produces some of the Cape’s finest wines.

The cooling effect of the moisture laden sea breezes from nearby False Bay, combined with the excellent soil structure of Eikendal’s vineyards form ideal conditions for growing noble, classic grape varieties. The moderating effect of the Atlantic Ocean results in cool afternoons and evenings that are ideal for: producing quality grapes.

Eikendal blends modern viticulture with: Old World winemaking. The focus in the vineyard is to create: maximum fruit and structure, in the grape berry with: as much concentration as possible – in the cellar it’s all about preserving those flavour we worked so hard for and ensuring we maintain freshness, elegance and finesse. 

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