David Finlayson Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.75 %vol
pH - 3.55
RS - 3.2 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Herbaceous

Tasting Notes

Produced from four outstanding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on different sites in the Stellenbosch area.  Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good ageing potential.

Blend Information

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc

In The Vineyard

Soil type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay

In The Cellar

Sorting of bunches was done before destemming into 70-100 hl fermentation tanks. Remontage was twice daily. Macerated between 7-14 days depending on the flavours in the tank. Pressing softly in pneumatic press before being moved to barrels for MLF and maturation. Blending of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc component took place at 8 months before a further 6 months maturation in barrel. Fined with Vegecol and crossflow filtered before bottling.

Wood Elevation:
14 months
20% New French Oak – Nevers, Allier;  Medium Toasted
60% Second Fill 300L French Oak
20% Third Filled French Oak

Additional Information

Made with more than a nod to the classic wines of the Medoc in the Bordeaux region, showing the period of time David Finlayson spent working at world renowned Chateau Margaux.

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