A moderately warm and early spring brought flowering on earlier than the long term average. Gentle slow ripening from summer months without extreme heat allowed for gradual ripening of tannins while retaining high levels of natural acidity in the fruit. Perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon.
The fruit from the 2015 ‘Sfera’ Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from our Block 5 Cab Sauv. Machine harvested at night to retain freshness, before haulage to the winery.
For us ‘oxygen’ is a bad word while in the winery. Only small amounts of gentle pumping over was needed for the 2015 year as the colour and tannin were already present from the vineyard. Pressing of skins took place on day 6 and the wine was transferred to stainless tanks.
The 2015 Cabernet has hints of spearmint, dark chocolate and classic cigar box. Gliding tannin’s will see this wine sit in the tomb for many years to come.
Pair with smelly cheeses or another bottle.
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
GI: Limestone Coast, SA
TA: 5.7 g/L
RS: 1.8 g/L
Production: 6,018 bottles
Oak maturation: None. Stainless maturation
FSO2 at bottling: 30ppm