Fort Simon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


R 160.00

The wine shows a dark red ruby colour. The nose is fresh with tones of blackberries, plums, black cherry and dark chocolate. The palate is smooth, velvety with enough fine tannin to broaden the palate weight and add an extra dimension to a very fruit driven experience. Maturation potential 8-10 years.

flavour profile


WINEMAKING

This wine consists of only one cultivar, Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected out of our best block of Cabernet Sauvignon.  The grapes came in at 25 Balling, were destemmed and cold maturation lasted 48 hours.  After cold maturation, the pulp was inoculated with a yeast strain and fermentation took place for a period of 18 days at a temperature of 25-26C.  In this 18 day period regular (4 times per day) pump overs were exercised.  The juice was pressed when the fermentation finished witch paved the road for Malolactic fermentation to start and finish in 30 days.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 24 months. After maturation, the wine was prepared for bottling.

CHARACTER

  • Flavours of mulberry and cherry. 
  • Enjoy with succulent steak. 
  • Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL


RS


TA


VA

14.5%


3.7


6.1


0.67

FSO


TSO


pH

33


96


3.45

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