Ou Kalant Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is a perennial best seller; this Ou Kalant (old rascal) remains a firm favourite, outfoxing the others by combining New World ripe fruit flavours with Old World elegance and charm.
– Serve at a cool room temperature
– Pairs well with bold meat dishes and aged hard cheese
Elegant aromas of dark cherries and chocolate, followed by cassis and red fruit flavours on the palate. Ends with silky tannins and a long smooth finish.
From several dry-farmed vineyards in the Agter-Paarl area.
Mostly Malmesbury Shale soils. Malmesbury Shale has good water retention and the high clay content imparts minerality and fresh acidity to the wines.
Fermentation took place over 5 days in stainless steel tanks with regular pump-overs. Before the end of fermentation, the grapes were pressed and put back into tank for malolactic fermentation. Fined and filtered before bottling.
Maturation & Oaking
5% matured in new American oak barrels. 25% matured in older barrels. 12 months total.