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Ansela van de Caab 2012
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.
|Residual sugar:||2.9 g/l|
|Total Acid:||5.8 g/l|