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Kleine Zalze Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Selection 2020

Kleine Zalze Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Selection 2020

R210,00

This wine is classically structured that speaks more of refinement and elegance than of power and weight. Initially, a closed bouquet will open up, in the glass, to intense dark fruit followed by wet fynbos. These flavours follow on the palate with cassis and black cherries being supported by a subtle herbaceous note. An elegantly structured wine that lingers almost unendingly on the back palate.

Specifications

SKU: KLZ-002
Alcohol Volume: 14%
Type of wine: Red Wine
Food Pairing: Chocolate, Meat

More Information

In the cellar

After de-stemming, the grapes were fermented in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and traditional open-top fermenters. Kliene Zalze used a combination of “punch down” and “pump over” at different stages during fermentation for the best possible extraction and to get balance between flavour and tannin levels. Special care was taken not to over extract the wine and maintain density without compromising elegance. After primary fermentation the grapes were gently pressed and transferred to French oak barrels (40% new, 30% second-fill and 30 % third-fill) for 19 months before final blending took place.

In the vineyard

The various blocks were harvested at optimum ripeness and vinified separately. After careful selection in the vineyard the grapes were hand sorted at the winery ensuring only the best fruit was vinified.

Ageing

This wine can drink well now and will also reward careful cellaring for at least 8 years.

Cultivar

Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing

Best with all red meats, smokey peppery sauces and mushrooms. Dark chocolate desserts, with ripe red fruits and berries.

About the Wine Estate

Kleine Zalze’s award-winning wines are known for their distinctly South African character, boasting lively, full-bodied flavours that reflect the local climate and terroir. With their classical composition and complimentary relationship with food, our wines ensure a refreshing experience reminiscent of the Stellenbosch countryside.

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