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Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

Glenelly, Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

R105

6 in stock

Notes

This classic Stellenbosch Cabernet is comprised of various parcels from the slopes of Gelnelly Estate. Youthful, leafy and very pure, with blackcurrant pastille fruit, tangy acidity and the fine tannins that are the hallmark of the Glass Collection Wines.

Viticulture:
The grapes were lightly crushed into stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was done by natural yeast with a mixture of rack and returns and open pump overs. Post fermentation skin contact for 2-3 weeks and pressed gently. Malolactic fermentation occurred in French oak barrels. Racked on average every 4 months. Matured during 12 months in oak.

Tasting notes:
'The second release of a Cabernet Franc under the Glass Collection label is a serious, age worthy affair: firm and quite sturdy, it has plenty of acidity, notes of graphite and damson and supporting oak.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 91/100

'It develops a very complex nose with flavours of Cassis, Blackcurrant, cherry, a touch of spices and perfume. The wine has a good tannin structure, perfect balance and length, with flavours of cedar, dried cherry and blackcurrant on the palate.' – Wine Maker

Analysis:
Alc: 14.5% RS: 2.5 g/L TA: 5.4 g/L pH: 3.65

This classic Stellenbosch Cabernet is comprised of various parcels from the slopes of Gelnelly Estate. Youthful, leafy and very pure, with blackcurrant pastille fruit, tangy acidity and the fine tannins that are the hallmark of the Glass Collection Wines.

Viticulture:
The grapes were lightly crushed into stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was done by natural yeast with a mixture of rack and returns and open pump overs. Post fermentation skin contact for 2-3 weeks and pressed gently. Malolactic fermentation occurred in French oak barrels. Racked on average every 4 months. Matured during 12 months in oak.

Tasting notes:
'The second release of a Cabernet Franc under the Glass Collection label is a serious, age worthy affair: firm and quite sturdy, it has plenty of acidity, notes of graphite and damson and supporting oak.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 91/100

'It develops a very complex nose with flavours of Cassis, Blackcurrant, cherry, a touch of spices and perfume. The wine has a good tannin structure, perfect balance and length, with flavours of cedar, dried cherry and blackcurrant on the palate.' – Wine Maker

Analysis:
Alc: 14.5% RS: 2.5 g/L TA: 5.4 g/L pH: 3.65

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CE 91

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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