SAAM Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Product code: 13SAAM4B2011

This Cabernet has a black berry and plum nose. The intensity of the fruit is carried onto the palate where it fills the mouth with juicy tannins, ripe, dark, fruit and hints of vanilla. The length is long and fruity.

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Paarl
  • Vintage:2011
  • ABV:13.5%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 9

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Production information

Producer: SAAM Mountain Vineyards

SAAM is Afrikaans for 'together'. The name captures the essence of the team and their attitude towards viticulture at Eensaamheid Farm. Located at the foot of Perdeberg Mountain range, SAAM unites a group of 40 South African growers who farm vineyards that span the premium growing areas from Paarl to the Durbanville Hills.

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Production note

With alcohol fermentation the skins and juice ferment together and mixed 4 times per day to ensure the maximum colour and flavour is extracted. Pressing of the skins will start when the tannin and fruit balance is optimal, after which malolactic fermentation is inoculated. Malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks on different dosages of French oak staves. The wine is aged for another 6 months on the staves until the right fruit oak balance is achieved.

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