The Hedgehog Cabernet Sauvignon

Full-bodied Red Wine

VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Johan Dippenaar

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

An aromatic combination of cigar box, spice and mint. The palate is mostly savoury with plenty of smooth tannins.

Pairs well with lamb, beef, smoked meats, firm cheeses like matured cheddar or hard cheeses like Pecorino.

alc: 13,98 % vol rs: 5,1 g/l pH: 3,71
type: Red style: Dry ta: 5 g/l
body: Full taste:Savoury pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap Lightly wooded
ageing: none
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Sandy alluvial soil
Age: 16 Years
Yield per hectare: 16 t/ha
Trellised: T Trellis
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: March

23,7 Degrees balling at harvest.

Cold-soak for maximum colour extraction took place over 48 hours. Fermented between 22 and 24 degrees celsius. Small portion completed malolactic fermentation and ageing in barrels.

Final blend was aged 4 months with staves, 40% French and 60% American Oak.

  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge - 85 Gold Medal