Zéphanie moscato

ZEPHANIE MOSCATO
IN THE VINEYARDS
Old low yielding vineyards planted in fertile Gamka sandy loam soils are harvested at the beginning of to mid January.  Grapes are picked at low sugars to ensure maximum fruit flavours and low alcohols.
IN THE CELLAR
The grapes are harvested early morning to ensure cool temperatures.  After the grapes are destemmed and crushed and pumped into a separating tank where the juice and skins are separated.  The juice flows by gravity into a settling tank and is settled out overnight.  Clear juice is racked into fermentation tanks the next morning and fermentation is started by adding selected yeast.  The juice is fermented at 14oC until dry, where after Muscadel juice is added to sweeten and CO2 for Perlé just before bottling.
IN THE GLASS
A natural sweet perlé wine, light-bodied with tones of honey and exotic spice and a fresh, mouth watering aftertaste.

A natural sweet perlé wine, light-bodied with tones of honey and exotic spice and a fresh, mouth watering aftertaste.

Body: Light
Alc Vol: 8.5%
Size: 750ml
Residual Sugar:  46 g/L
Total Acid:  6.07 g/L
PH:  3.08

DESCRIPTION

Western Cape Wine of South Africa

Superb with summer salads, various desserts and cheeses.

Served chilled, 10-12 °C

Marble ridge - Cabernet sauvignon

IN THE VINEYARDS
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are used in the production and the vines, which are planted in a sandy Gamka River soil bed, are trellised and micro irrigated.  The grapes are harvested at the beginning of March.  The grapes are handpicked at optimal ripeness between 24 – 25 degrees Balling.
IN THE CELLAR
Cold maceration period is allowed before the fermentation process is started.  Fermentation takes approximately five to seven days in open fermenters with constant pump overs.  After the grapes are pressed the wine undergoes a second fermentation after which the wine is blended and bottled.  The wine was macerated in concrete tanks with French Oak staves.
IN THE GLASS
A full-bodied dry red with aromatic berry fruit and judicious oak maturation.
MARBLE RIDGE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON

A full-bodied dry red with aromatic berry fruit and judicious oak maturation. 

Alc vol: 13.5%
Size: 750ml

DESCRIPTION

Calitzdorp Wine of South Africa

Ideal with red meat, roasts, venison and casseroles.

 

Cheese Pairing: Yellow Cheddar with pickled onion

Serve at room temperature, 16-20 °C.

sauvignon blanc

SAUVIGNON BLANC
IN THE VINEYARDS
These vineyards are situated between the peaks of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains.  Panted in rocky sand stone soils on 4 wire Perold trellis over 600m above sea level.
IN THE CELLAR
Harvesting takes place mid March during early morning to ensure the coolest possible berries.  The fruit is handled with extreme care and only the best berries are hand selected.  At the cellar, the clusters are de-stemmed and lightly crushed into a closed tank and left on the skins till the next day.  Then the free run juice is separated and fermentation takes place at cool temperatures for about a month.  The wine is left on its lees for another 6 months before bottling.
IN THE GLASS
A complex wine with wild fynbos and herbs, tropical fruit and grassy flavors, supported by a clean minerality.

A much drier season giving excellent quality fruit and small berries.  Waboomskraal Sauvignon had trademark characteristics of Fynbos, cut grass,quava and minerelity .

Body: Medium
Alc Vol: 13.5%
Size: 750ml
Residual Sugar:  1.63 g/L
Total Acid:  6.17 g/L
PH:  3.43

DESCRIPTION

Western Cape Wine of South Africa

This wine will pair well with most seafood but will go particularly well with fresh mussels or oysters.

Serve Chilled

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