Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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6 bottle(s) at £25.76 per bottle.
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Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

An intense bouquet of cassis and blackcurrants give way to a full palate of opulent dark fruit. The fine grained tannin profile gives this wine great structure, yet without compromising Kleine Zalze’s signature elegance. A brilliant example of how great Stellenbosch Cabernet can be, highlighting the perfect balance between new-world opulence and old-world elegance.

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

An intense bouquet of cassis and blackcurrants give way to a
full palate of opulent dark fruit. The fine grained tannin
profile gives this wine great structure, yet without
compromising Kleine Zalze’s signature elegance. A brilliant
example of how great Stellenbosch Cabernet can be,
highlighting the perfect balance between new-world
opulence and old-world elegance.
Vineyard
The fruit for this wine was sourced from just 2 specific
vineyard blocks on our farm. The relatively wet winter season
meant that no supplementary irrigation was needed and a
good balance of fruit concentration and elegance was
achieved with very little intervention.
Winemaking
After careful selection in the vineyard the grapes were hand
sorted at the winery ensuring only the best fruit was vinified.
After de-stemming the grapes were fermented in a
combination of stainless-steel tanks and traditional open-top
fermenters. We used a combination of punch- downs and
pump-overs at different stages in fermentation and tried to
extract a lot of flavour and tannin at the beginning of
fermentation. Towards the end of the process we drastically reduced the extraction and usually
limit it to only one pump-over per day not to over extract the wine and ensure we achieve the
best balance. After primary fermentation the grapes were gently pressed and transferred to
French oak barrels; 75% new, 25% 2nd and 3rd fill, for 20 months before final blending took
place.
Vintages
Moderate day-time and cool night-time temperatures during the ripening period meant that we
had very good flavour development in the fruit prior to harvest.
Food match
Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
Perfect with beef stew

Grapes
100% Cabernet
Sauvignon
Region/Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol by volume
14.5%
Residual Sugar
3.9 g/l
pH
3.49
Total Acidity
6.70 g/l

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Vintage 2016
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