LAIBACH CLASSIC Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


TECHNICAL DETAILS
VARIETAL 100 % Cab. Sauv.
ALCOHOL 14%
TOTAL ACIDITY 5,8 g/l
pH 3.61
RESIDUAL SUGAR 2,7 g/l
TASTING NOTES

A new release of a very typical Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a wine that we actually do not make every year. Vintage 2015 was a very good vintage and this small batch bottling is packed with old world charm and new world charm. This wine is made from some younger vineyards on the estate. Usually most of this will be blended into our very popular Ladybird Red but in some years we will bottle our “black label” Cab to keep our old Laibach followers happy. All the grapes for this wine are grown organically on the farm. Like I said it is a very small bottling for this vintage. It is made from our youngest vineyards. We prefer planting clone C46B because of the enhanced mouthfeel in the final wine. We do not chase lots of aromatics in our wines and we prefer freshness and palate weight above everything. We pick by hand and the grapes are sorted and carefully crushed before it is fermented in small 4 ton open fermentation tanks with a very old selected yeast strain. The wine is matured in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels before sterile bottling in May. Lovely dark colour. On the nose hints of “cassis” and some meat with lovely integrated oak spice also evident. The wine is medium bodied with lovely juicy tannins and a bright fresh acidity. A lovely modern wine but without a high alcohol or tons of sugar. A classic Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy 2–5 years after harvest.