Mats Vineyard

De Meye Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

“Stellenbosch is known for its ability to grow great Cabernets. De Meye Cabernet is a well rounded wine with a good balance of alchohol and tannins that leaves a lingering fruity and spicy feel in your mouth, without the heavy tannins sometimes associated with Cabernet Sauvignon. Wow – did I just string that all into one sentence?” – Mathew

“Best served with a juicy steak, rack of lamb infused with rosemary, lamb shank, oxtail, grilled black mushrooms, game or a guinea fowl casserole.” – Mathew


Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Rich, complex nose of toast, spice, black cherry and freshly roasted coffee.

Palate: Packed with loads of ripe dark fruit, coffee, liquorices and a lingering finish of toast.  Fruit and tannins are in perfect balance.

Climate: Mediterranean–rainfall ± 650mm per annum. The vineyard faces southeast and a cool westerly wind during the ripening period months ensures healthy balanced grapes.

Soil; Rich fertile soil, create ideal conditions for healthy, ripe grapes.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand picked from 15 to 20 year old vines, with a yield of approximately 6 tons per hectare and at a sugar level of  25 ºB and was then fermented in stainless steel tanks.    Barrel maturation took place in new as well as 2nd fill small French oak barrels for 18 months.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 14 vol%; pH – 3.6; Acidity – 5.6 g/l; Res. sugar – 2.0 g/l

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