Cabernet Sauvignon, Glenelly, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon, Glenelly, 2016

14.00

Youthful, leafy and very pure, with blackcurrant pastille fruit, tangy acidity and fine tannins.

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Vintage - 2016

Country - South Africa

Region - Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl


Glenelly's Glass Collection range of wines is inspired by estate owner May de Lencquesaing's private collection of antique glasses. This classic Stellenbosch Cabernet is comprised of various parcels from the slopes of Glenelly. Youthful, leafy and very pure, with blackcurrant pastille fruit, tangy acidity and fine tannins.

In 2016, Stellenbosch experienced a warmer summer with higher temperatures at night resulting in a shorter ripening period. Thanks to sufficient cold units, a full dormancy break was achieved and bud breaks occurred 2 weeks earlier. Relatively low pH levels and good acids characterise the harvest.

The grapes were lightly crushed into stainless steel tanks, where fermentation took place as a result of natural yeasts with a mixture of rack and returns and open pump overs. Post fermentation, the wine stayed in contact with the skins for 2-3 weeks before being gently pressed. Malolactic fermentation occurred in French oak barrels (racked on average every 4 months) where the wine was aged for 12 months.