Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

The Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 an opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. Classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. The tannins on this wine is big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish.

Technical Analysis:

Main Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 13 %vol
pH: 3.76
RS: 3.6 g/l
Total Acid: 5.7 g/l
Volatile Acidity – g/l
Appellation: Stellenbosch

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Description

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Tasting Notes

The Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 an opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. Classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. The tannins on this wine is big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish.

Ageing Potential

This is a truly classic Cabernet, can be enjoyed now if allowed time in the glass, but will improve over the next ten to 15 years.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions:

The Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with a variety of mushroom and meat dishes such as mushroom risotto or barbecued lamb. The hint of fynbos on the nose and palate opens up pairing with vegetarian dishes such as vegetable lasagne and oven roasted vegetables

In The Vineyard

The fruit is from this twelve year old vineyard on shale in Faure. The vineyard is trellised on a four-wire perold system. Drip irrigation is available to combine canopy management with stress management.

About The Harvest

Handpicked grapes were brought in to the cellar late in February at 24.8° brix. The pH was 3.25, with a titratable acid of 7.9 g/l. Sorting was done in the vineyard followed by berry selection in the cellar before crush.

Our total production was 4.8 tons per hectare (34hl/ha) and only 201 x 6 x 750ml were made as well as 290 individually numbered magnums

Other Vintages

Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Additional information

Main Variety:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol:

13 %vol

pH:

3.76

RS:

3.6 g/l

Total Acid:

5.7 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch