Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

R424.00

Single vineyard, natural ferment wine.

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Tasting Notes

“The 2017 vintage was truly a spectacular year for Cabernet and this release is an excellent example of a full-bodied fundamental Cabernet. The nose shows layers of ripe blackcurrants, red berries, mulberries and hints of cedar and walnuts. A balanced wine, with a flavourful palate rounded out by subtle oak spice and firm tannins. Sealed with a hand-selected premium grade natural cork, offering a zero-taint guarantee”.  Johnnie Calitz (winemaker)

Food Pairing

Best enjoyed with sirloin or prime rib on the bone or a slow-cooked lamb dish.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Harvest Date

March 2017

Analysis

Alc: 14.5%, RS 3.7g/l, TA 7.0g/l, pH 3.38

Fermentation

Hand-harvested grapes from a Single Vineyard within the Simonsberg-Paarl appellation were hand-sorted and then fermented naturally in 400l open-top oak barrels. A portion was inoculated and fermented in a small open-top stainless steel tank.

Ageing

After 4 weeks on skins, the un-pressed wine was transferred to 225l all new French Oak barrels for 24 months. Each barrel was rated and carefully chosen before the final cuvee was selected.

Enjoy With

Richly flavoured meats like ostrich, venison or sirloin on the bone.

Winemaker’s Note

“The 2017 vintage was truly a spectacular year for Cabernet and this release is an excellent example of a full bodied fundamental Cabernet. The nose shows layers of ripe blackcurrants, red berries, mulberries and hints of cedar and walnuts. A balanced wine, with a flavourful palate rounded out by subtle oak spice and firm tannins. Sealed with a hand-selected premium grade natural cork, offering a zero-taint guarantee”. Johnnie Calitz (winemaker)

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

  • Platter Guide 2020 – 4.5 stars (93 points)
  • Tim Atkin South Africa Report – 91 Points

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

  • Platter Guide 2019 – 4.5 stars

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

  • Tim Atkins Master of Wine 2017 Medals of Excellence Report – 91 points
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 – Silver
  • Platter Guide 2017 – 4.5 stars * and listed under “Highly recommended”

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

  • Platter Guide 2016 – 4.5 stars
  • Decanter, UK: 2015 – Gold
  • International Wine and Spirit competition, UK: 2015 – Gold Outstanding
  • Veritas Wine Awards 2015 – Silver

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

  • Platter Guide 2015 -4.5 stars
  • Platter Guide 2013 – 4.5 stars
  • Neal Martin, WIne Advocate – 84 points
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 – Silver
  • Tim Atkin South Africa Report – 91 points
  • International Wine Challenge 2014 – Silver
  • Decanter Wine Awards 2014 – Silver
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards 2014 – Double Gold

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

  • Platter Guide 2011 – 4.5 stars
  • Classic Wine Trophy 2012 – Gold
  • Wine Advocate – 92 points
  • Wine Spectator – 90 points Outstanding

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