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Flagship
Simonsberg Paarl
Cabernet Sauvignon
2012
13.5 %
A1165

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

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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 – 13.54 %
Residual Sugar – 1.2 g/l
Volatile acidity – 0.52 g/l
pH – 3.77
Total acidity – 6.3 g/l
F SO2 Rip – 18 mg/l
T SO2 Rip – 97 mg/L

1575 l / 2100 bottles
05th September 2014

General Comments

Rich garnet red colour, with punchy eucalyptus and cassis notes on the nose, leading into hints of tobacco and cigar box. This Cabernet Sauvignon is well balanced with a big mouth feel but yet soft and accessible tannins. Pairs well with red meat dishes, especially grilled steaks and roast lamb.

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18 hectares
Cabernet Sauvignon
2.9 hectares
Richter 110
CS1631, CS163B
ME03
2002
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
Danie Kritzinger – Agrimotion
Bertus de Clerk – de Clerk Landboudienste

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