Country: South Africa Region: Stellenbosch
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Waterford Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon is the leading varietal on Waterford Estate, as selected by the terroir found on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. The well drained soils are very well suited to the growth of this varietal, driven by deep sandstone parent rocks and layered gravel with sporadic deposits of schist. The underlying clay in these soils help to buffer against the heat experienced in Stellenbosch during the summer months.
The Helderberg Mountain region is known to produce Cabernet Sauvignon characterised by earthy aromatics, well-textured tannins and fresh finishes. These are some of the factors that contribute towards the Helderberg area being particularly well known for longevity in their wines.
Waterford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of cedar wood, lead pencil and cassis with tinges of white chalk on the nose, a classic Cabernet Sauvignon from what will be classic vintage. Intensely structured wine that is meant to age and develop gracefully for 8 to 15 years.
Food Matches: Fillet Steak, Hard mature cheese, Rib-Eye Steak, Roasts