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Koelenhof Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Koelenhof Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


This Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied with a deep red colour and dark fruits and licorice aromas. On the palate the wine shows a balanced tannin structure with flavours of blackberry and hints of herbaceous freshness.


SKU: KOE-002
Alcohol Volume: 14.19%
Sugar G/L: 2.8
Type of wine: Red Wine
Food Pairing: Meat

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In the cellar

The grapes are laid for 8 days on skins in rotor fermenters at 25°C. The juice is then matured for 24 months in new 225 liter 100% classic French oak barrels from Tonnellerie Bossuet.

In the vineyard

The vines for which the grapes were harvested for this wine are 18 years old and due to the low rainfall, drier ripening season with cooler nights and warm, dry days during picking the grapes were smaller berries, with excellent colour and flavour intensity, harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness.The soil for the vines are decomposed granite, Oakleaf and Tukulu soils.


This excellent 2018 vintage will peak from mid 2021 to 2031 when tertiary aromas will start to develop.


Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing

This wine pairs well with most game, beef and lamb dishes.

Awards and Recognition

Double Gold Medal 2021 Global Fine Wine and Spirit Challenge 89 points & Producer Cellar of the Year at the Tim Akin Awards
90 points by Decanter Wine Awards 2021
Top 10 at the WINEMAG Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report Awards 2021
Silver at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Awards 2021
91 Points by Concours International Des Cabernets Awards 2021
Double Gold at the National Wine Challenge 2021
Top 10 producer award at the Vitis Vinifera Awards

About the Wine Estate

Koelenhof Wine Cellar is situated among vineyard-covered slopes, 14 kilometres outside the beautiful town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape region of South Africa. As far as Stellenbosch wine farms go, visitors can expect to find a wide range of products and services at their winery. Koelenhof Wine Cellar emerged from humble beginnings as a bulk wine producer. The grower-owned winery was established in 1941, with the De Vries family at the helm. Members of the family continue to play an integral role at the winery, supported by a dedicated team of staff and loyal partners. Today, Koelenhof presses 16,000 tons of grapes every year – the fruit of the labour and commitment of 70 local shareholders.

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