Stellekaya

Stellekaya Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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STELLEKAYA IS A FAMILY OWNED BOUTIQUE WINERY, THAT HAND CRAFTS RED WINE FROM CAREFULLY SELECTED VINEYARDS IN THE STELLENBOSCH REGION.
STELLEKAYA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016
Inspired by the brightest star in Scorpios, Antares, a "Giant Red", which forms the heart of the scorpion.
VINEYARD NOTES
Site:                                       North of Stellenbosch
Altitude:                                180 metres
Soil Type:                               Tukulu (decomposed granite)
Age of Vines:                        10 years
Irrigation:                              Drip Irrigation

HARVEST NOTES
Grapes were handpicked at full ripeness in February 2016.  The yield was approximately 2 tons per ha.
CELLAR NOTES
Must treatment                    Cold maceration for 3 days
Fermentation:                       Open micro fermenters
Pressing:                               Basket Pressed
Malolactic fermentation:      In the barrels
Maturation:                          27 months in a blend of differing age French Oak 225 liters
Bottled:                                July 2018
Production:                          5100 litres
TASTING NOTES
An immediate aromatic lift of equal parts fruit and spice.  This wine shows an attractive bouquet of concentrated dark fruit, perfume, liquorice and cloves.  The palate is elegant with firm tannins and a seamless balance to finish.
FOOD NOTES
Pairs well with slow roasted leg of lamb, beef short ribs and or Porcini Mushroom Risotto.
AGEING POTENTIAL
8-10 years
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Alc:                                       14.17% vol
Rs:                                         3.2 g/l
TA:                                         5.6 g/l
Appelation:                           Stellenbosch