De Krans ‘Basket Press’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2022




Winemaker: Christoff de Wet
Appellation: W.O. Western Cape
Grape varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are used in the production and the vines, which are planted in a sandy Gamka River soil bed, are trellised and micro irrigated. The grapes are harvested at the beginning of March.  The grapes are handpicked at optimal ripeness between 23 – 24.5 degrees Balling.
Cold maceration period is allowed before the fermentation process is started.  Fermentation takes approximately five to seven days in open fermenters with constant pump overs.  After the grapes are pressed the wine undergoes a second fermentation after which the wine is aged in concrete tanks with French Oak staves for 12 months before being bottled.
Winemaker’s comments

Colour: Dark plum red.

Bouquet: Wonderful flavours of ripe berries and cassis with underlying hints of fresh prunes and cedar spice.

Taste: Soft elegant dark fruit of plum, mulberries, and dark cherries.  Finished by supple tannins and notes of cherry cigar.

Food pairing:The perfect wine to enjoy with any braai or on its own.

Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 13.50%
pH: 3.8
TA: 5.3 g/l
RS: 2.9 g/l
Gold Award – Vitis Vinifera 2023
3 Star rating – 2024 Platter’s Wine Guide
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