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Ansela van de Caab

Ansela van de Caab 2012

Production

The varietals for our Ansela were all hand harvested, sorted, crushed, destalked and fermented in classic open fermenters. Malolactic fermentation is done in French Oak barrels.

After 16 months of barrel maturation, the varietals are individually tasted and selected for the Ansela blend. This blend is re-introduced into French Oak for a further 6 months to ensure that a good marriage takes place between the varietals.

47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot,
18% Cabernet Franc

Winemaker's Tasting Comments

Dark, intense and brooding – all watchwords for the exciting wine to come. The nose promises much – cedar wood, cigar box, tiny blackcurrants and a distinctive herbaceous edge courtesy of the Cabernet Franc – and the palate more than delivers on that promise with rich, savoury flavours of black olive tapenade, cassis, some perfumed sandalwood and a long finish which develops from fruit to savoury, and ends with an enticing combination of the two. This wine epitomises balance, with the elegant tannins, fresh acidity and masterly oak treatment all playing their part. A wine to savour and sip with the very finest culinary offerings, or simply to be enjoyed with good friends, worthy of the name.

Analysis

Alcohol:14.55%
Residual sugar:2.9 g/l
Total Acid:5.8 g/l
pH:3.6

Download tasting notes here.

Season Hours: Cellar

24th of December we close at 14h00
Cellar is CLOSED on Christmas Day
31st of December we close at 14h00
Cellar is CLOSED on New Year's Day

Tasting Hours

Monday to Friday: 10h00 to 17h00
Saturday: 10h00 to 17h00
Sunday: 10h00 to 17h00

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