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De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon

De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon


Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Calitzdorp
Grape varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Background
De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp.  The history of the farm dates back to 1890 when the current owners’ great grandfather bought part of the first farm established in Calitzdorp, named Buffelsvallei (“Buffalo Valley”) on the edge of the municipal boundary of Calitzdorp.  

The first grapes were planted in 1936 mainly for the production of raisins and some sweet wine. In 1964 the present cellar was built and De Krans quickly became well-known for quality ports and Muscat sweet wines, as well as dry table wines.  

The current owners and winemaker now take advantage of the unique Calitzdorp terroir to produce great quality Cape ports and table wines from a whole range of interesting grape varieties.

Vineyards
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are used in the production and the vines are trellised and micro irrigated planted in sandy Gamka River soil bed.  The grapes are harvested at the beginning of March.  The grapes are handpicked at optimal ripeness between 24 - 25 degrees Balling.
 

Winemaking
Cold maceration period is allowed before the fermentation process is started.  Fermentation takes approximately five to seven days in open fermenters with constant pump overs.  After the grapes are pressed the wine undergoes a second fermentation after which the wine is blended and bottled.  The Wine was macerated in Concrete Tanks with French Oak Staves.
 
Winemaker’s comments
Colour:    Dark plum red

Bouquet: Wonderful flavours of ripe berries and cassis with underlining hints of fresh prunes and cedar spice.

Taste: Soft elegant dark fruit of plum, mulberries, and dark cherries.  Finished by supple tannin’s and notes of cherry cigar.

Food pairing
The perfect wine to enjoy with any braai or on its own.

Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 13.58
pH: 3.79
TA: 5.53
RS: 4.9
Extract: 35.35

Awards
Gold Vitis Vinifera Awards 2015
SKJWS. Champion Cab Sauv 2015
RECM Best Value 2014
 
 
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Bottle PricePrice : R 55.00  
Case Price of 6Price : R 330.00  

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