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Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is located just 55 km to the east of Cape Town. Stellenbosch is in a hilly region of the Cape Winelands and is sheltered in a valley at an average elevation of 136m, flanked on the west by Papegaaiberg. The soils are dark alluvial to clay soils and combined with the well-drained, hilly terrain and Mediterranean climate. Summers are dry and warm to hot, with some February and March days rising to over 40 °C . Winters are cool, rainy and sometimes quite windy, with daytime temperatures averaging 16 °C. Snow is usually seen a couple of times in winter on the surrounding mountains. Spring and autumn are shoulder seasons and daytime temperatures hover in the 20°C’s.
 
Berries Only 2008
This deep red blend of 73 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 27 % Petit Verdot shows lovely aromas of Raspberry , dried Cherries and Nutmeg follows through to a palate of ripe berries and cedar, well balanced acidity. Grapes were hand-picked and fermentation took place inside the whole berry.
Harvest - 19 Feb 2008
Yield - 6 tons per hectare
Maceration - open tanks
Malolactic Fermentation - Yes
Wood Maturation - 33 months
Bottling - 21 July 2011
Maturation Potential - 5/7 years
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 3 mg/l
T SO2 : 61 mg/l
TA: 6.1 g/l
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l
pH: 3.55
 
Cabernet Franc Illiwa 2008
This is a smooth elegant, medium dark red Cabernet Franc , lightly spicy with earthy undertones. Only 500 vines were planted in rocky soil. The vines have a low yield with exceptional quality and only 344 bottles in 2008.
Harvest - 19 Feb 2008
Yield - 6 tons per hectare
Maceration - open bin
Malolactic Fermentation - yes
Wood Maturation - 36 months
Bottling - 21 July 2011
Maturation potential - 5/7 years
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 6 mg/l
T SO2 : 109 mg/l
TA: 5.7 g/l
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l
VA: 0.58 g/l
pH: 3.8
 
Isikhati 2007
A beautiful blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot grapes in a Bordeaux style. Aromas of coffee, tobacco and herbs while flavour of earth and blackcurrant.
Diamond Award at the 2010 Investec Wine Makers Choice Awards, 4.5 Star rating from the Platter Guide, Bronze medal at the 2010 Veritas Awards.
 
Yield - 6 tons per hectare
Maceration - Destalk and crush 7day maceration
Malolactic Fermentation - Bacteria inoculated
Wood Maturation - 33 months
Bottling - 06/03/2010
Maturation potential - 8/10 years
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 6 mg/l
T SO2 : 130 mg/l
TA: 6.0 g/l
Alcohol: 13.50 %
Residual Sugar: 4.4 g/l
VA: 0.41 g/l
pH: 3.51
Tamkulu 2006
A beautifully balanced Cabernet with flavours of blackcurrant and cinnamon.
 
Yield - 6 tons per hectare
Maceration - Destalk and crush 7 days maceration
Malolactic Fermentation - Bacteria inoculated
Wood Maturation - 22 months
Bottling - 10/06/2008
Maturation potential - 8/10 years
 
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 30 mg/l
T SO2 : 148 mg/l
TA: 6.0 g/l
Alcohol: 13.50 %
Residual Sugar: 3.7 g/l
VA: 0.79 g/l
pH: 3.59
Isivuno 2006
A tawny red Cabernet with flavours of smoky cashew nuts and cedar wood.
 
Yield - 6 tons per hectare
Maceration - Destalk and crush 7 days maceration
Malolactic Fermentation - Bacteria inoculated
Wood Maturation - 33 months
Bottling - 06/03/2010
Maturation Potential - 8/10 years
 
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 30 mg/l
T SO2 : 140 mg/l
TA: 5.8 g/l
Alcohol: 13.50 %
Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l
VA: 0.76 g/l
pH: 3.68
 
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