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The Simonsberg appellation has been called Cabernet Country, and with good reason! Cabernet has been grown here for over 300 years and produces classic, elegant examples of the varietal. Notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, and Moroccan mint.


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  • South Africa    Paarl    Simonsberg-Paarl

  • 100%

    Cabernet Sauvignon

     
  • Alcohol

      14.0%
  • Certified sustainable

  • Oak

      18 months in 20% new French oak
  • Production

      30 barrels
  • Residual sugar

      3.6 g/l
  • Award

      Veritas Awards Gold Medal

Cabernet grapes grown in this area rarely lack color or structure, making a light touch the cornerstone of the cellar's practices. Aiming for a light extraction, the juice is gently pumped over the skins twice daily during fermentation. This wine is matured in 225l French oak barrels for 18 months.

South Africa may be defined as a New World wine producer but this can be a bit of a misnomer: these vineyards are planted in some of the world’s oldest soils. Decomposed granite soils give this wine an earthy, cool and distinctively Old World character.