Label Specification

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Second Label
Simonsberg Paarl
Cabernet Sauvignon
14.0 %

Wine Awards

2007 Mitre’s Edge Cabernet Sauvignon (flagship):
4 stars Wine Magazine April 2010, Winemaker’s Choice Diamond Award 2010

2008 Mitre’s Edge Cabernet Sauvignon:
Gold Michelangelo International Wine Awards of South Africa 2011, Silver medal Veritas 2011, Novare SA Terroir Wine 2011 Awards - Paarl District – Top Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation & Maturation Specifications

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Lola Nicholls
Open vat
Stainless steel basket press
Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank
Barrel matured in 225 l barrels
12 – 14 months
Actual Alcohol – 14.20 %
RS – 1.4 g/l
VA – 0.57 g/l
pH – 3.66
TA – 6.8 g/l
F SO2 – 22 mg/l
T SO2 – 131 mg/L
Total extract 33.6 g/l
Sugar free extract 33.2 g/l

1488 l / 1984 bottles
27th March 2014

Tasting Notes

The colour is garnet with a hint of red velvet. There is a hint of marzipan on the nose combined with the typical Cabernet Sauvignon characters of dried tea leaves, leather, cigar box, black pepper, blackberries, tobacco and almonds. Many of the flavours follow through to the palate with an added earthy, wet soil, forest floor character. Nicely balanced mouth feel with soft tannins and a tiny bit of acid to hold the flavour profile in place.

Food Pairing Notes

Perfect with pepper encrusted ostrich fillet, roasted leg of lamb or springbok loin. Otherwise to be enjoyed around a braai or roaring fire with biltong!

Vineyard Information

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18 hectares
Cabernet Sauvignon
2.9 hectares
Richter 110
CS1631, CS163B
Predominantly Clovelly, with small areas of Oakleaf (Cv1, Oa1 and Oa3)
Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) as prescribed by the Wine and Spirit Board
Bernard Nicholls
Paul Wallace – Vinewise - 1999 to 2006 (Development)
Danie Kritzinger
Bertus de Clerk

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