Maastricht Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
From the vineyard
The fertile Durbanville soil, quality of the dry-land Cabernet Sauvignon
grape, as well as the high rainfall, warmer summer days and cooler
nights all contribute to the quality of Maastricht wines.
In the cellar
The grapes for the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon originates from the Oatlands
vineyard. The grapes were picked at 25.0 °balling, after which they were
de-stalked and crushed into stainless fermenters.
During fermentation, aerated pump-overs were performed four times a
day. The fermented wine was allowed three days of post-fermentation
maceration prior to pressing.
Malolactic fermentation was done in barrel. Total ageing in French oak
lasted 18 months, with a single racking during maturation.
30% new oak was used.
The winemakers notes
A full-bodied dry Cabernet Sauvignon, reflecting an intense ruby red
colour. Flavours of blackcurrant, pencil shavings and spice is evident on
the nose. These flavours follow through on the palate, to produce a
complex wine with juicy tannins and a velvety finish. Will mature well
over the next 10 years.