Rietvallei Wine Estate > John B Cabernet Sauvignon / Tinta Barocca 2021
R60.00 per bottle

R360.00 per case

John B Cabernet Sauvignon / Tinta Barocca 2021

John B Cabernet Sauvignon / Tinta Barocca 2021

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AWARDS & RATINGS

2020 VINTAGE
2021 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards: Gold

 

2016 VINTAGE
2016 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards: Silver

 

 


DESCRIPTION

VITICULTURE

The Cabernet Sauvignon vines were established in 1998 and 1999 and the Tinta Barocca vines in 1975 and 2006. These vineyards are trellised and under micro irrigation. General soil type is calcareous.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness at approximately 25 °Balling (Brix). After destemming and slight crushing the mash is taken to stainless steel tanks for fermentation on the skins. Cold soaking is done for 2 days or until the fermentation starts naturally when after cultivated wine yeast is immediately inoculated. During fermentation the temperature is controlled between 25-28 °Celsius and the cap wetted every 2-3 hours by means of pump-overs and a process called “delastage” twice a day. When dry, French oak is introduced to the wine in the form of staves in stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and maturation for at least 6 months.


THE WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

This is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Tinta Barocca. A wine with lots of attractive berry fruit flavours on the nose and which also carries through nicely on the palate with a hint of spiciness. It is smooth and well balanced with a touch of toastiness and lingering aftertaste.


FOOD PAIRING AND SERVING SUGGESTION

Ideal match for red meats, pizza’s and pastas. Ideal for outdoor picnics and no need for a corkscrew, it’s screw-cap! Serve at room temperature (18°C) or slightly chilled.


WINE ANALYSIS

Residual Sugar: 4.0g/l
Alcohol: 13.04 %
Acidity: 5.7 g/l
PH: 3.47
VA: 0.66 g/l
Total Extract: 32.1 g/l
Total SO²: 108 mg/l
Free SO²: 28 mg/l


PACKAGING DETAILS

Bottle volume: 750ml
Case size: 6 x 750ml
Pallet size: 120 x 6 x 750ml
Case weight: 7.42 kg
Closure: Stelvin (Screw-cap)


 

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