KWARTSKOP
Cabernet Sauvignon

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Made from a small Cabernet Sauvignon block situated on a Southern Slope and planted next to a bedrock ridge with a lot of white quartz. The name, KWARTSKOP Cabernet Sauvignon, was inspired by these quarts that sparkle in the afternoon sun. The grapes have a long ripening season on the southern slope. The wines are much more red fruit driven with floral notes coming through on the nose. This wine was made to showcase Bonnievale’s unique terroir. 
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VINEYARDS

The KWARTSKOP CABERNET SAUVIGNON was made from a small vineyard planted at an elevation of ±130m above sea level.

When you approach the vineyard in the afternoon, sunlight reflected off stones in the vineyard is the first hint one gets of the white quartz bedrock on which these vines are planted.

Together, the effects of light and rock weave this wine’s distinct, fruit-driven character. Planted in soils comprising decomposed shale and sandstone with a prominent quartz component, the vineyard is established on a South facing slope and planted with North-South row direction.

Here, South-Easterly oceanic summer winds offer respite during the hot ripening months.


WINEMAKING

The destemmed grapes were hand sorted and cold soaked for 4 days before the tank was inoculated. During fermentation, at 25 degrees, for two weeks the skins are punched down lightly 4 times a day.

After fermentation, the skins are left on skin contact for another 4 weeks. This brings extra structure and depth to the wine.

Maturation was done in a single 4th fill 225 litre French-Oak barrel for a period of 15 months.


TASTING

Appearance – A vibrant garnet colour right to the edge.
Nose – Fruit forward notes lead the way to a perfumed floral component, with an under-ripe berry ‘greenness’ which ensures balance.
Palate – The approach is subtle, with a balanced minerality and elegant tannin. Fruit flavours dominate the palate, with a well-grounded forest floor earthy characteristic, leading to a long finish.


PAIRING

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a lot friendlier and more accommodating than many other interpretations of this varietal. Paired with goats cheese salad with pomegranate seeds or berries is an option for summer, while slow roasted lamb with Salsa Verde will satisfy during colder months.


DETAILS

GRAPE VARIETAL
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
WINE BODY
Mid-full
VINEYARD YIELD
10 ton / ha
HARVEST DATE
24.3.2021
BARREL SIZE
1 X 225L
TOTAL PRODUCTION
252 Bottles
SERVING TEMPERATURE
14ºC - 16ºC
MATURATION POTENTIAL
10 - 15 Years
SERVING GLASS
Bordeaux Red
DECANTING TIME
1 - 2 Hours

ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL
13.94% VOL
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.1 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY
6.3 g/l
VOLATILE ACIDITY
0.80 g/l
pH BALANCE
3.52

TASTING NOTES

Kwartskop 2022 Tasting Note
Kwartskop 2021 Tasting Note