Morgenhof - Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 - Hints of Spice



Morgenhof - Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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Concentrated flavours of dark berries (cassis) plums and hints of spice are found on the nose.

These flavours flow harmoniously together onto a medium-bodied pallet that is lightly coated with velvety tannins.

Service Area: Cabernet Sauvignon: 16.72 hectares. Cabernet Franc: 3.05 hectares.

Terroir: The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is planted on W-NW and W-SW slopes at 155 - 400m above sea-level. The Cabernet Franc vineyard is planted on a SW slope at 335 - 350m. The soil on all these blocks varies from medium to heavy textured, with a moderate structure and shale mother material. The clay content varies from 15 - 20%

Vineyard Age: Cabernet Sauvignon 5 - 12 years. Cabernet franc 3 & 16 years.

Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Morgenhof   -
ABV:   14%
Acidity g/l:   6.8
Appellation:   Stellenbosch
Body:   Full Bodied
Brand:   Morgenhof
Country of Origin:   South Africa
Drinking From:   2013
Drinking Until:   2016
Food Match:   Red Meats
Food Match:   BBQ Dishes
Grape Type:   Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Type:   Cabernet Franc
Malolactic Fermentation:   No
Ph Level:   3.54
Region:   Coastal Region
Residual Sugar g/l:   2.1
Serving temperature Degrees C:   15
Style of Red:   Full & Fruity
Suggested Optimum Year:   2013
Type of closure:   Synthetic Cork
Vintage:   2011
Winemaker:   Andries de Klerk


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Producer Information

The illustrious Morgenhof Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains outside Stellenbosch.

This area is renowned for the high quality of its grapes and the distinctive terroir is reflected in the character of the exceptional wines.

Owned by Mrs Cointreau, Morgenhof Wine Estate dates back to 1692 and consists of 212 hectares of which 74 hectares are under vines, producing approximately 35000 cases a year.

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