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The most likely source of the “mint” character could be attributed to the airborne transfer from the Eucalyptus trees, which border this specific Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard, to the grape berries. It is believed that the berries outer wax layer could adsorb Eucalyptol, a compound responsible for the aroma, released into the air by the trees. It subsequently becomes dissolved during the fermentation process, which takes place on the skins, inevitably giving the wine a “minty” character unique to this vineyard.


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  • South Africa    Coastal Region    Stellenbosch

  • 100%

    Cabernet Sauvignon

     
  • Oak

      18 months in 40% new French oak
  • Residual sugar

      2.0
  • Vineyard planted

      1985