Haskell IV 2008
Variety: A Blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc
Vintage Detail:Cooler season with rainfall late February slowed down the ripening of the grapes and flavoured the flavour retention in the early stages of ripening. This produced wines with lower alcohols and good fruit expression.
Balling: average 24,5-26
Production Volume: 40hl/ha
Hand Harvested: 100%
Whole Berries: 0%
Fermentation vessel: open 3000L containers and 5000L stainless steel semi-open fermenters
Fermentation: 100% inoculated. Cabernet Sauvignon with Lalvin D21 and all the others with Anchor 372 (SA Yeast)
Barrel Type: 225L French oak MT tight grain.
New Barrel %: 70%
Maturation: 18 months
Fining: Very light fining with egg white
Filtration: Coarse filtration prior to bottling
Bottled: January 2010
Alcohol: 14.83 vol%
Total acidity: 6.3 g/l
Intense vibrant red colour with nose showing layered flavour of tobacco spice, rich cherries, dark chocolate and savouriness. The pallet has a soft attack with firm tannins and a subtle creamy texture. Lingering aftertaste, with the same flavours as on the nose.
1 November 2012
Price: R 400
Bottle size: 750 ml
Maximum number of bottles per order: 12