The Hedgehog Ruby Cabernet

Simplistic and Easy Drinking Wine

VARIETY: Sauvignon Blanc

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Chris Venter

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

Notes of cherries and blackberries with hints of mocca.

Pairs well with salted vegetable salads sushi and and smoked cheese varieties.

alc: 13 % vol rs: 2,83 g/l pH: 3,45
type: White style: Dry ta: 6,2 g/l
body: Full taste: Fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap wooded
ageing: 2 to 5 years
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial loamy soil
Age: 23 Years
Yield per hectare: 23 t/ha
Trellised: Two wire trellis
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: Early March

Harvest by hand at the right correct ripeness to prevent a green vegetive taste and to enhance the cherry and fruit flavours.

From the first moment the grapes land in cement tanks, the process of colour and aroma extraction from the skins begins by hand punch downs, followed by an aeration stage to soften the stringy tannins.

After 5 to 7 days of pumpovers and fermentation, the skins are pressed gently taking care not to release any bitter tannins.

A little bit of oak chips are added to grapes during fermentation to service as a natural color stabiliser and add some oaky notes.

  • Veritas - Bronze Medal