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Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (#1556)

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Rijk's
Category:Red
Region:Tulbagh City:Tulbagh
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Organic:Yes Certified:No
Free Range:No Additives:No

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Tasting notes
Deep red colour, almost black. Complex aromas of black current and liquorice. Elegant, creamy palate with a fine tannin structure, underlined with gentle oak to ensure a velvety finish. Classic example of a world class Cabernet.

Decanting & Serving temperature
To release all flavours and to allow to breathe, please decant 1 hour before consumption. Recommended to be served at optimal temperature of 18 ºC.

Cultivars
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Analysis
Alcohol: 15.0%
Sugar: 2.7 g/l
Acidity: 5.9 g/l
pH: 3.61

Harvest date
16, 24, 25, 27 February and 1 March 2004

Vinification & Maturation details
Hand picked in the cool of the night to retain freshness and flavours. Extended skin contact after fermentation of 10 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Matured for 21 months in 300 litre French oak barrels - 70% new and 30% 2nd fill.

Bottling date - December 2006
Production - 1000 x 6
Ageing potential - 15 Years

Release date
Elegance, finesse and concentrated fruit reflecting the true character of the cultivar from our soils are the hallmarks of Rijk's Private Cellar wines. This wine was aged in the bottle for 2 years. After many tastings and discussions it was only released in February 2009.

After working in Cape Town for 20 years, Neville Dorrington and his family decided it was time to move to the country. Lovers of good food and collectors of good wines, the search for a wine farm began. Months and miles later, it was decided to buy an undeveloped farm. “Lets do it all from scratch” We could then do proper deep ripping of the soil, install drainage and plant virus free vines.
They fell in love with the Tulbagh valley. The splendour and scenic beauty of the Tulbagh valley is hard to beat. One hour from Cape Town, the little valley lies in a fertile basin almost completely surrounded by the majestic Winterhoek and Witzenberg mountains, often snow-capped in winter. The Klein Berg River snakes its way across the valley floor, providing ample water for irrigation. The town was named after Rijk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape from 1751 to 1771. Steeped in history, the beautiful Church Street has 32 National Monuments, more than any other street in South Africa.
The farm was found. Extensive soil tests were completed. 136 hectares of virgin soils not ever cultivated. Slopes facing north, south, east and west. Excellent drainage. Sufficient water. What potential. Soil tests were done. Perfect for low yielding high quality grapes. The offer to purchase was accepted. Now the Challenge. In honour of Rijk Tulbagh, it was decided to name the farm RIJK’S PRIVATE CELLAR.
What better way to enjoy great wine than with a good meal, in relaxing and beautiful surroundings. It was decided to build a 15 room luxury Country Hotel.
Development of the farm began in May 1996. In July, 1997 14 hectares of vines were planted. A further 12 hectares were planted the following year. Our first wines were released in 2000.

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