Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Robertson

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Winemaker Johann Stemmet produces this rich Cabernet Sauvignon from limestone soils in the Breede River Valley, adding a touch of fellow Bordeaux varietal Petit Verdot before ageing part of the wine in oak for nine months.
You'll find ripe blackcurrant and dried herbs on the nose, with a supple, spicy palate with plenty more cassis flavours balanced by smooth tannins. Perfect with a rare steak but it also happens to be suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Buy this if...you enjoy a fruity Cabernet.

‘This is a really great value red from the Robertson region of South Africa …There’s ripe and fragrant Cabernet fruit with a minty, herbal note.'
Andy Cronshaw, Stockport Express
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Percentage Alcohol

14.5

Region

Robertson

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Country

South Africa

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Cheese (Strong), Steak

Vegan

Vegan

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  • Meet The Producer

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The Producer

The 19th century De Wet farm is located in the picturesque Robertson Valley, nestled between two rugged mountain ranges near the Breede River, where it benefits from ideal conditions to grow vines. Owning 220 hectares of their own vines has allowed the winery to control the making of its wines from start to finish. The De Wet family has also developed a social program which benefits its employees and the local community and, through the sales of Excelsior wines, has financed the building of a local crèche as well as the two teachers for the village school.

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The Winemaker

Winemaker Johan Stemmet puts the red wines through partial barrel ageing in both French and American oak to soften out the tannins and marry the flavours, whilst still keeping the varietal character.

The Region

Set between two mountain ranges, the Worcester area of the Robertson wine region has more extremes of temperature than the other areas of the Western Cape, with hot summers and occasionally snowy winters. The Breede River which carves its way through the valley allows for irrigation needs and the limestone-rich soils are perfect for the production of rich, spicy red wines.
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