2018 De Wetshof Sideways Cabernet Sauvignon

6.95 5.74
Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Robertson (Appellation)
Winery Wetshof
Year 2018
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2019 - 2024
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Beautiful powerful, dry red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the beautiful plots of winery De Wetshof from South Africa. The wine has a beautiful ruby red color and on the nose the aromas of honest sweet plum and a light spiciness, currants, berries, raspberries, open and pleasantly sultry. The taste is nice and firm and nice and soft at the same time, smooth and fruity, raspberries and cherries, with a light firmness after. The wine has a fresh and quite powerful attack, with black currant, delicious vanilla, a touch of leather and tobacco, elegant and fresh, firmness, fine acids. Powerful dry red wine. Cherries and cassis, berries, pleasantly spicy note of oak and vanilla, caramel and ripe plum.

This Cabernet Sauvignon goes very well with pasta with braised lamb shank, lamb tenderloin with Provencal herbs, grilled sirloin steak and lamb cutlets. Also delicious with matured cheeses.

The Cabernet needs a slightly warmer climate than the Merlot, and a slightly poorer substrate for the grapes to mature properly. Otherwise, especially the leaves grow, and the grapes do not ripen enough. With the Cabernet Sauvignon, a good ripening of the grapes is only possible due to a good heat during the day, in combination with freshness at night, especially in autumn, in the period before harvest. The grapes come from different vineyards, from which a blend is composed with many shades. After a cold soaking, to give the wine fruit and color, it ferments at a low temperature, at 24 ° C, again for the fruit. During fermentation, the wine is regularly pumped over the skins to give it more color and ripe tannins. Rounding takes place by maturing 20% in wooden barrels of French oak, for about 8 to 10 months, depending on the vintage. This provides more depth and complexity. The rest of the wine matures on stainless steel with French oak bars, which give it some extra wood flavor. This keeps wood and fruit in perfect balance.

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Vineyard for 2018 De Wetshof Sideways Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wetshof Estate in the Robertson Region - 160 km from Cape Town - is South Africa's best known Chardonnay home, and makes a wide range of wine styles from this versatile grape variety. The winery has a balanced portfolio of special and highly distinguished wines from vineyards and cellars where the latest technologies and traditional no-nonsense wine and winemaking techniques go hand in hand.

De Wetshof is located in the Robertson Valley between the Riviersonderend and Langeberg mountains, where the Breede River flows to the southern coast of the Cape. Today, Robertson has developed into one of South Africa's most successful wine regions. The rich loamy soil near the Breede river and the lime deposits on hill and mountain slopes further inland make the region suitable for a high quality and wide variety of grape varieties. Robertson is less than a hundred miles from the ocean. The climate with warm, sunny days and cool nights, is ideal for wine growing.

De Wetshof has a state-of-the-art cellar that is computer-controlled and uses gravity techniques. There is also a spectacular cellar that houses the best oak barrels, where the beautiful wines can mature.
Danie de Wet experiments a lot with new techniques to further improve the quality of the grapes. He is participating in a weather station project and is investigating the water evaporation in the soil of the vineyards and from the vine leaves of the vines. De Wetshof specializes in making Chardonnay. Danie's beautiful creations have inspiring names such as Bon Vallon, Lesca and d'Honneur

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Robertson (Appellation)
Winery Wetshof
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2019
Drinking till 2024
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Tasting Profiles Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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