Graceland Vineyards Cabernet Sauvgnon 2000

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

$22.99
Item No. 53433
  • red wine
  • RP86

Winemaker's Notes

Vinification: A natural wine making process using only four ingredients: grapes, yeast, sulphur dioxide and fresh egg-white. Grapes are destemmed into open fermenters; inoculated with yeast cells immediately; left on skins for 6 days; racked to oak barrels where malolactic fermentation starts and completes naturally.

Tasting Notes: Oak maturation in 20% new French, 10% new American and 70% used barriques for 18 months, punctuated by oxidative racking every 3 months. At the end of which the wines were fined with fresh egg-white leaving only stable constituents and a wine that will age well for 7-10 years.

Learn About Graceland Vineyards

Bradgate Cobblers Hill Graceland Jardin Mas Nicolas Radford Dale Topaz Vinum Africa About Us Awards & Acclaim John Platter Wine Guide News / Events Downloads Wine Region Paul and Sue McNaughton purchased Graceland, a 18 hectare farm on the slopes of the Helderberg in 1990. A 'red only' route has been pursued following the soil, climate and...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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