Cape Vintage Port 2016

R180.00 VAT Inclusive

Winemakers Comments

This unique wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The perfect balance between alcohol and sweetness makes this a great dessert wine that can be enjoyed with dark chocolate or cheese.  Ripe fruit for depth of flavour balanced with good acidity and integrated ripe tannins.  The wine has a dark ruby colour and flavours of honey, soetkoekies and raisins.

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History

Lovane, located in Stellenbosch, is the smallest commercial wine estate in South Africa. Established in 2003, our first wines were bottled in 2006. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Our estate wines are made in the old traditional style – all grapes are picked and sorted by hand. The farm is owned by the Visser family, Theresa, Hennie and their twin daughters Andrea and Natalie. Our wine is made with curiosity, passion and love.

Winemakers Comments

This unique wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The perfect balance between alcohol and sweetness makes this a great dessert wine that can be enjoyed with dark chocolate or cheese.  Ripe fruit for depth of flavour balanced with good acidity and integrated ripe tannins.  The wine has a dark ruby colour and flavours of honey, soetkoekies and raisins.

Maturation Potential

The wine is ready to drink now, but will mature well for a further 8 years.

The Winemaking

The grapes were harvested by hand during the beginning of March.  After destalking and crushing, the must was fermented in open fermenters at 25˚C to 28˚C. The juice was separated from the skins after 5 days and fortified.  After filtration the wine was racked into a combination of second and third fill French Oak barrels for a period of 24 months.

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 16%
Residual Sugar: 127 g/l
Total Acidity: 4.4 g/l
pH: 3.6

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