Dieu Donné Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The vines are situated high at 550m above sea level on steep southwest facing slopes. This tempers the sun, ensuring cool summer conditions and slow ripening of the grapes with high natural acids.
The soil is weathered granite with rocky topsoil, found only in this corner of the Franschhoek valley, called Greywack.
Hand harvested mid March in the cool morning.
The wine was pumped over and macerated for twenty-one days on the skins and then let to barrels. MLF was completed in the barrels, and the wine was left to mature in French casks for eighteen months.
Fermentation Temprature: 28°C
A full bodied, complex Cabernet Sauvignon with dense violet, blackcurrant, cassis character and earthy spicy flavours. Will reward those who resist temptation and explore the wine's maturation potential.
Great with beef, lamb and poultry
Silver Medal - Concours Mondial De Bruxelles 2019
Previous Vintage Accolades:
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 - Double Gold - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Double Gold - Veritas Wine Show 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Gold Medal - Michelangelo International Awards 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Diamond Award - Winemakers Choice Awards 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Gold Medal - Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon - South African Wine Index Grand Gold Status (93.2 score)