Webersburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Årgang 2017 frigivet - og er ankommet til Lesedi Wines april 2023.
22 måneder på egefade - dyb mørk farve. Derefter ligger vinen på flaske ca. 2 år før den frigives til markedet. Dermed drikkemoden - men potentialet for lagring er stort, mindst frem til 2033. Webersburg har f.eks. stadig deres Webersburg Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 og 1998 til salg !
Produktion = 20.000 flasker i årgangen.
Webersburgs Cabernet Sauvignon kommer fra marker højt oppe på de smukke naturskønne skråninger af Helderberg-bjerget. Kølige havbriser og beskyttelse mod de hårde sydøstlige vinde. Den dominerende jordtype, der er nedbrudt skifer, giver mulighed for den komplekse struktur i denne vin og tilføjer en unik terroirdrevet mineralitet. Druerne til denne vin høstes normalt i begyndelsen af marts og kan vare indtil april.
Vivino 2015 = 4,4
Vivino 2017 = 4,2
We are situated on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain and enjoy the benefits of cool sea breezes with exceptional decomposed granite soils. We focus on a limited production of premium wines reflecting our unique Helderberg terroir in the most natural light with low yielding vineyards, a classic style of fruit expression with elegant ageing potential. Due to our limited production careful attention to detail is paid to the vineyard, grape selection and our winemaking methods. This allows the wines to express specific grape flavour characteristics and provide a quality framework. We believe in minimal intervention during barrel maturation for 18 to 22 months and an unhurried ageing philosophy allowing our wines to mature in bottle for a further 2-4 years before release.
Our 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Webersburg, on top of the beautiful scenic slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. We are renowned for our world class Terroir influenced by rich soil types, cool sea-breezes, and protection from the harsh South easterly winds. The predominant soil types being decomposed shale, allows for the complex structure in this wine and adds a unique terroir driven minerality. The annual rainfall in the region is around 650mm per annum. Harvest of the Cabernet Sauvignon normally starts at the beginning of March each year and can last up until April. This is all weather dependant as we only pick the grapes when the Balling levels are satisfactory.
Cellarmaster Nelis Strydom
Origin of wine Stellenbosch
Soil Type Decomposed Shale
Harvest stats Grapes harvested
between 24.0 ºB to 24.5 ºB by hand
Production: Very Limited 20 000 Bottles
ALC 14% | RS 2.9g/l | TA 5.2g/l | PH 3.63
Vinification | Handpicked into lug boxes followed by berry sorting preceded by destemming and gentle crushing directly into stainless steel open top fermentation tanks. The wine underwent a series of gentle punch downs 3-4times per day.
Maturation | A selection of French Oak Barrels were chosen for their complexity, aromatics and fruit compatibility. This wine spent 22 months in 300 litre French Oak barrels of which 75% was new the rest were divided into 2nd and 3rd Fill French Oak Barrels. Bottle Maturation 1-2 years before release.
Vintage Summary | The 2017 vintage is bold and elegant and has a good aging ability. The quality of the grape berries where exceptional as the sugars and juice was well balanced due to the dry intage, to produce this smooth and elegant attractive wine.
Tasting Note | Deep ruby garnet in colour. The wine has a spicy nose with ripe red berry fruit. Medium palate with leather and red fruit spice and a rhubarb tartness through onto the finish. Layered and refined describes this smooth and elegant vintage.