Buitenverwachting Wines
Christine 2008
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (34%), Cabernet Franc (30%), Merlot (33%), Petit Verdot (3%)
Location: Constantia
Climate: Long, wet and unusually cool. Producing mild-tannin reds.
Harvest date: March 2008
Yield: 6,0 t/ha
Vinification: 24 days skin contact, fermented with pure cultured yeasts.
Bottling date: February 2010
Alcohol: 14,7 %
Res. Sugar: 1,0 g/l
Total acidity: 6,3 g/l
pH: 3,62
Total SO2: 98 mg/l
Comments: Aged for 24 months in 100% new French Oak. The wine offers rich red fruit characters reminiscent of ripe cherry and black currant with dark chocolate and tobacco undertones.
Food Match: Great with all red meats and game. Succulent roasts and ostrich.