(2019 CURRENT Release)
Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/ Merlot
Availability in United States and Singapore
RELEASE: #5 [Letter D]
BLEND: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot,
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 264 BOTTLES (750ml) / 24 MAGNUM BOTTLES
The Dragon is a Bordeaux blend with elegance and balance that can stand the test of time. In the 2015 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon was the major partner at 50%, with Cabernet Franc 40% and Merlot the balance at 10%. 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. The wine 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 39 hl/Ha and 6.5 tons/Ha
AGE OF VINES: Cabernet Sauvignon 10 years, Cabernet Franc and Merlot 12 years
IN THE CELLAR: Wine was matured for ± 22 months in small barrels. Only the best barrels in the cellar were selected for this wine. In line with our approach of minimal interference, the wine was bottled with only minimal pre-bottling filtration and no stabilization. A sediment is natural and to be expected.
BARREL PROFILE: 50% 1st fill Revolution barrels, balance 3rd and 4th fill, 100% French oak.
BOTTLING: 2 August 2017 at Mooiplaas
AVAILABILITY: Currently available (contact JasonOliva@gmail.com for purchasing options)
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