Mats Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

DE MEYE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011

“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

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

Quantity

Price: 85.00 DKK

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LITTLE RIVER CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 (sold out)

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Fresh spice, with loads of ripe cherries dominating the nose – hints of eucalyptus on the finish.

Palate: Full bodied, with tight spicy notes, coffee, ripe red fruit and an elegant style.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 14 vol%; pH – 3.71; Acidity – 5.6 g/l; Res. sugar – 2.6 g/l

Quantity

Price: 65.00 DKK

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MARKLEW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010

This Cab is great. It has just been chosen by South African Airways for the First Class Lounge. The 6th time in 7 yrs. Quite an accolade. I really rate this as a good Cabernet. Its full and fruity with dark Berries. Great balance of tannins and very smooth. The more I drink it the more I rate it. Could quite easily be sold for over Dkk 200. But then again – we´re Mat’s Vineyard– Mathew

Winemaker Duan Britz’s notes: Well toned muscularity, classic cassis/mulberry concentration with dry insistent tannins which yield to memorable finish. Can be enjoyed now but will improve with bottle age and can still be drunk 10 years from vintage

Climate/Terroir: Mediterranian.

Soil: Red Hutton

Vinification/Maturation: Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 was hand picked at optimum ripeness, sorted and vinified from a 19 year old bush vine block and an 11 year old trellised, dry land vineyard.The combination of these two vineyards gives great structure, complexity and depth to the wine.

Grapes get pumped and plunged numerous times during a long fermentation period for maximum extraction.  After fermentation, grapes were lightly pressed in a small traditional basket press. Oaking – 12 months in 40% new, 60% 2nd fill barrels. MLF done in barrels.  95% French, 5% American oak.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 13.76 vol%; Res. Sugar – 2.4; Acidity – 6.4; pH – 3.72

Quantity

Price: 140.00 DKK

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MARKLEW CAPENSIS 2005

“The Capensis is a celebration of the Cape Floral kingdom with all its diverse beauty. This Cape blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage is smooth, fresh and elegant. Its nose and colour mirror the rich aromas and colours of the “fynbos” found in the surrounding mountains.” – Mathew

Winemaker Duan Britz’s notes: Fresh elegance, well balanced with plush velvety feel and classic dryness. Capensis 2004 can be enjoyed now but will definitely improve with bottle age.  Drink 2 -7 years from vintage.

Climate: Mediterranian.

Soil: Red hutton

Vinification/maturation: Capensis was made from the top selection of barrels of the 2004 vintage. The blend consists of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.5%  Merlot, 12.5% Shiraz and 10% Pinotage. A selection of top dry land vineyard blocks ranging from 7 – 17 years old. Individual cultivars were oaked in 90% new wood and 10% second fill French and American oak barrels for 12 months.  The wine was then blended and returned to second fill French barrels for an additional 6 months to integrate the rich flavours, big structure and loads of fruit.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 13.9 vol%; Res. Sugar – 2.00; Acidity – 5.90;  pH – 3.61

Quantity

Price: 160.00 DKK

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