Buitenverwachting Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2018

BVCM18

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Bright, stylish aromas of cassis, plums and pencil lead give way to a complex, structured palate that marries ripe fruit with mineral nuance, with a well-tuned, fragrant finish.

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The grapes come from Buitenverwachting’s cool estate vineyards in Constantia, and were harvested from early March.

Fermentation and maceration on skins lasted for twenty-one days. The wine was aged for twenty-four months in second and third-fill French oak barrels, where it also underwent malolactic fermentation.

 
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Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14.5%
Country South Africa
Region Constantia
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 25%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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Buitenverwachting

It all began in Constantia, the narrow bit of peninsula where Governor Simon van der Stel planted 750 hectares of vines in 1685. The South African wine industry has had many changes of fortune in the three centuries since, but this historic estate remains, divided now between five wineries. Buitenverwachting, meaning ‘beyond expectation’, belongs to the Mueller family, who have lovingly restored both its buildings and its reputation as a source of particularly elegant South African wine.

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