(2018 CURRENT Release)
Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/ Merlot/Petit Verdot
RELEASE: #4 [Letter O]
BLEND: 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 480 BOTTLES (750ml) / 26 MAGNUM BOTTLES
The Octopus is a Bordeaux blend with elegance and balance that can matured for 10 – 20 years. The objective is to create a wine with elegance and balance that can stand the test of time. In 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc were equal partners at 44% each, Merlot 9% and Petit Verdot making up the remaining 3%. The wine has an intense dark color, the palate shows a good tight grip of oak tannins, balanced with excellent fruit and good length. The Cabernet Franc and Merlot lend wonderful elegance to the blend. It should evolve well over time, and has the structure and concentration to age for 10 to 20 years.
TRAINING METHOD: 5-wire vertical trellis
YIELD: Average of 38 hl/Ha and 6.3 tons/Ha
AGE OF VINES: Cabernet Sauvignon 10 years, Cabernet Franc and Merlot 12 years
IN THE CELLAR: Only the top 10 barrels in the cellar were selected for this wine and bottled one month after blending, with only minimal pre-bottling filtration. Wine was matured for ± 24 months in small barrels.
BARREL PROFILE: 56% 1st fill, 38% 2nd fill and 6% 3rd fill. 100% French oak.
BOTTLING: 11 December 2012 at Mooiplaas
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