Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

The Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is an opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. There are 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 are 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
Appellation: Stellenbosch

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Tasting Notes

The Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is an opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. There are 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 are big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish.

Ageing Potential

Drinking exceptionally well now and will reward 5 years in bottle.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

In The Vineyard

Rudera celebrates a decade of winemaking with the release of the Platinum Range with this exceptional, unique release of Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch. The vineyard is situated at the foothills of the Faure Hills west of Stellenbosch and is just a few kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean. The vineyard is trellised on a four-wire Perold system. Drip irrigation is available to combine canopy management with stress management. The temperatures during the ripening season in January and February average at 23.7 and 21.8 respectively, and with the sandstone-derived gravel soils, conditions are ideal for premium quality Cabernet.

About The Harvest

Sorting was done in the vineyard, followed by berry selection in the cellar before crush.

In The Cellar

The grapes were fermented with inoculated yeast (WE372) and pumped over three times per day. Fermentation was at 31ºC and lasted five days. Extended skin contact lasted a total of 18 days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine was racked using only gravitation. This was done for the first time after malolactic fermentation, and again three months later. The wine matured in barriques for 22 months.

Other Vintages:

Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Additional information

Main Variety:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation:

Stellenbosch