A moderately warm and early spring brought flowering on earlier than the long term average. Gentle slow ripening from summer months without extreme heat allowed for gradual ripening of tannins while retaining high levels of natural acidity in the fruit. Perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon.
The fruit from the 2017 ‘Sfera’ Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from our Block 5 Cab Sauv. Machine harvested at night to retain freshness, before haulage to the winery.
For us ‘oxygen’ is a bad word while in the winery. Only small amounts of gentle pumping over was needed for the 2017 year as the colour and tannin were already present from the vineyard. Pressing of skins took place on day 6 and the wine was transferred to stainless tanks.
The 2017 Cabernet has hints of spearmint, dark chocolate and classic cigar box. Gliding tannin’s will see this wine sit in the tomb for many years to come.