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Six Hats Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Viticulture

Vineyard: FairTrade vineyards from the Piekenierskloof area.
Soil Type: Koffieklip and oak leave soils.
Vine Age: 14 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: Second week of March.
Yield: Less than 6t/ha.

Vinification:

FAIRTRADE
Six principles form the core of Six Hats philosophy, "Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and Sustainability". Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
Six Hats is a registered Fairtrade producer.
VINIFICATION
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and the temperature is kept under 26°Centigrade. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank and the wine is matured for 6 months in French and American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Garnet.
Nose: Blackcurrant, plums and hints of dark mint chocolate.
Palate: Well balanced and fruity with a gentle oak texture.
Other: A versatile style of Cabernet Sauvignon that should pair well with grilled buffalo, ostrich or duck magret. It will also go well with fatty and richly flavored fish with some caution.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 1.8
TA (g/l): 5.5
pH: 3.67