Koedoe Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
The maiden vintage of Koedoe Cabernet Sauvignon!
Winemaker: Lukas van Loggerenberg
Bottles produced: 1323
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Winemaker’s notes: Prieska might just be the perfect place for Cabernet Sauvignon. You will find classic Cab aromas on the nose, with a fragrant perfume on the back of the palate. It has a full bodied palate, filled with concentrated dark redberry flavours. The colder, later ripening period (March) and high altitude where the vineyards grow have resulted in a fresh and crisp wine. The tannins in the Koedoe Cabernet Sauvignon are bold, yet elegant. This wine pairs beautifully with succulent “Lowerland Rietskaap” lamb’s neck or any hearty stew.
Vinification: Grapes were destemmed and pressed through once a day during natural fermentation. Grapes are handled minimally and softly. After fermentation, grapes were pressed lightly and taken to old French oak barrels the next day. Wood matured for 8 months and minimal SO2 added before bottling in November 2020. Bottle aged a further 18 months before release in June 2023.