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Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Stephan Smit
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.58
RS : 4.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Western Cape
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
Tasting Notes
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon is a subtle, soft, harmonious wine with blackberry flavour. Well balanced tannin structure with a lingering aftertaste.
Blend Information
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestions
Enjoy on its own or with variety of red meat dishes.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Cape Hutton and broken granite
Irrigation: Drip irrigation twice. First for 24 hours at veraison; secondly for 12 hours plus another 6 hours during a very warm season.
Vineyards: 100% Trellised

Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its wine making tradition date back to 1777. The name depict the profession and location of an indigenous community who embrased fair trade with the first European ships to visit the Cape of Good Hope during the 16th century. Koopmans is Dutch for trader and 'Kloof' is a Ravine. Late owner, Stevie Smit, set aside 98 ha of his farm as a fynbos reserve and started the Vineyard Trail - a 24 km walk through vineyards and mountain heath along the ridge of the Bottelary Hills. Adding to the outdoor experience, the 'Berghut' was build in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Winelands.
About The Harvest
Fruit harvested at 25 degrees Balling.
In The Cellar
Cold soaking period for 48 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel red wine fermenters for approximately 10 days. Aroma and color extraction via delastage and daily pump overs. Partially aged in 300 litre French oak barrel as well as selected premium French oak staves for 8 months. Malolactic fermentation completed.

Other Vintages
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Stephan Smit Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Stephan Smit Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Stephan Smit Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2011 Stephan Smit Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2011 Stephan Smit Cabernet Sauvignon
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Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Louwtjie Vlok Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2009 Stephan Smit Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Louwtjie Vlok Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Louwtjie Vlok Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2007 Louwtjie Vlok Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Louwtjie Vlok Cabernet Sauvignon
Koopmanskloof Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005 Louwtjie Vlok Cabernet Sauvignon

Tel: +27.218652355   Fax: +27.865607145   Email: info@koopmanskloof.co.za  
P.O. Box 19, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa