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The Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon

Nederburg, The Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Home of their original wine master, these varietal wines take their name from the beautiful Cape Dutch home that Nederburg’s founder built for him and his wife in 1800. Sadly, just two years before the home was complete, his wife passed away, leaving him alone in his pride. Beautifully proportioned, the Manor House mirrors the fine balance of the range.

Viticulture:
The grapes were sourced from two dryland sites in the Paarl and Groenekloof regions. The vineyards are grown in red/yellow Tukulu/Clovelly soils ideal for root penetration due to its good water-holding capacity and limited compactness. Both sites are low-yielding and produced small-berried, loose bunches picked at good phenolic ripeness. The Groenekloof fruit provided the strong aromatic features of the wine and dark fruit flavours, while the Paarl fruit contributed red fruit and gooseberry characters.

Vinification:
The grapes were harvested at 25º Balling and each block was individually vinified. A variety of fermenters were used to create a spectrum of tannin and fruit profiles, contributing to the complexity of the wine. After fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked to barrel. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked off the malolactic lees and returned to barrel. The wine was matured in a combination of new-, second- and third-fill French oak barrels for a period of 18 months prior to blending.

Tasting notes:
'A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon (sourced from Paarl and Groenekloof), 12% Merlot and 2% Tannat. Matured for 18 months in a combination of new, second- and third-fill barrels, 93% French and 7% American oak. Red and black fruit, some floral perfume, fresh herbs and attractive oak on the nose. The palate shows great fruit density without sacrificing freshness, while the tannins are particularly fine. Very well put together.' – Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2018, 95/100

'Aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, dark chocolate and hints of tobacco leaves and oak spice. Ripe blackberry and currant, and a hint of oak spice with firm tannins that will soften with time. A well-structured wine that will benefit from further maturation.' – Winemaker, Samuel Viljoen

Analysis:
Alc: 14.70% RS: 3.14 g/L TA: 6.22 g/L pH: 3.51

Home of their original wine master, these varietal wines take their name from the beautiful Cape Dutch home that Nederburg’s founder built for him and his wife in 1800. Sadly, just two years before the home was complete, his wife passed away, leaving him alone in his pride. Beautifully proportioned, the Manor House mirrors the fine balance of the range.

Viticulture:
The grapes were sourced from two dryland sites in the Paarl and Groenekloof regions. The vineyards are grown in red/yellow Tukulu/Clovelly soils ideal for root penetration due to its good water-holding capacity and limited compactness. Both sites are low-yielding and produced small-berried, loose bunches picked at good phenolic ripeness. The Groenekloof fruit provided the strong aromatic features of the wine and dark fruit flavours, while the Paarl fruit contributed red fruit and gooseberry characters.

Vinification:
The grapes were harvested at 25º Balling and each block was individually vinified. A variety of fermenters were used to create a spectrum of tannin and fruit profiles, contributing to the complexity of the wine. After fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked to barrel. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked off the malolactic lees and returned to barrel. The wine was matured in a combination of new-, second- and third-fill French oak barrels for a period of 18 months prior to blending.

Tasting notes:
'A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon (sourced from Paarl and Groenekloof), 12% Merlot and 2% Tannat. Matured for 18 months in a combination of new, second- and third-fill barrels, 93% French and 7% American oak. Red and black fruit, some floral perfume, fresh herbs and attractive oak on the nose. The palate shows great fruit density without sacrificing freshness, while the tannins are particularly fine. Very well put together.' – Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2018, 95/100

'Aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, dark chocolate and hints of tobacco leaves and oak spice. Ripe blackberry and currant, and a hint of oak spice with firm tannins that will soften with time. A well-structured wine that will benefit from further maturation.' – Winemaker, Samuel Viljoen

Analysis:
Alc: 14.70% RS: 3.14 g/L TA: 6.22 g/L pH: 3.51

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CE 95

Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

Red

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