imageSaxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle
Saxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle
Saxenburg (South Africa)

Saxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Position in Vineyards  North/Northwestern slope
Type of Soil  Gravel with some clay
Average Age of Vines  11 years 
Viticulture Practice  Heavy summer pruning, trellised with no irrigation/fertilizer
Yield per Hectare  3-4 Tons/h
Vinification Details The selected areas of the best blocks were harvested at optimum ripeness and yeast fermented in open tanks at 33 degrees C.  This was accompanied by regular plunging and pumping over with 2 weeks skin contact after fermentation.
Type & Size of Oak Barrels  95% new French Oak barrels (300 liter)
Duration in Wood  12 months with no racking
When Bottled   July with no fining and coarse filtration prior to bottling
Maturation Potential  10-15 years
Winemaker's Comments  This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 3 different clones from different vineyards. The aim is to create a complex but classic Cabernet which will compliment robust red meat dishes.