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Eikendal Classique

Original price was: 7,495 KShs.Current price is: 6,746 KShs.

The Eikendal Classique 2019 is subtly rich and powerful with: full perfume flavours of blue and black fruits, earthiness and Cellar Master Nico Grobler’s signature freshness.
It shows, perfectly delineated: red and black fruit, seductive oak spice, fresh acidity and fine tannins due to careful extraction and the judicious use of oak.

A blend of: 58% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

Country: South Africa 
Region: Stellenbosch 
ABV: 14.5% vol 
Awards: 94/100 Tim Atkin 
Suggested Food Pairings: Excellent on its own, or served with: Beef & Veal, Pork Shoulder and Hearty Pastas!
Remarks: The Stellenbosch vineyards that were planted in: 2003 (Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 46 and 163, Merlot Clone 192 and Cabernet Franc Clone 1) are some of the oldest vineyards on the estate; and grow on the south-eastern slopes of our estate.

Each grape variety, was: handpicked and vinified separately. The grapes were sorted into: the cellar, and only destemmed and not crushed. It underwent long and slow cold soakings of between 10 and 15 days before spontaneous fermentation in small, stainless-steel tanks with one to two punch-down by hand each day. The wine was separately aged for: 12 months in custom-made 300ℓ French Oak barrels.

The wines were then blended and Oaked, for: another six months – before being bottled; and kept for another 12 months before release

Years, of: hard work, dedication and an absolute obsession! with: quality have shaped this wine..

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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