Buitenverwachting Wines
Christine 2009
Grape variety: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
Location: Constantia
Climate: 2009 proved to be a warm and but dry year, with temperatures at around 25 - 30 degrees Cel.
Harvest date: Mid March 2009
Yield: 6,7 mt/ha
Vinification: 28 days skin contact, fermented with pure cultured yeasts.
Bottling date: January 2011
Alcohol: 14,34 %
Res. Sugar: 2,4 g/l
Total acidity: 6,9 g/l
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.