Allesverloren, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018, Swartland
|Article:||2018 Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Growing area:||Swartland, Riebeek Valley|
|Category:||Red wine, dry|
|Classification:||Wine of Origin|
|Producer:||Allesverloren Wine Estate|
|Grape variety:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Description:||Deep ruby red colour. In the nose intensiv with fruity flavours of plum, blackberry, cherry and cassis with nuances of oak and vanilla. At the palate it shows a nutritious, firm tannin structure, is full-bodied, harmonious with fine seasoning and wonderful finish.|
|Drinking temperature:||16 - 18 °C|
|Drink recommendation:||Specially with game and red meat, stewed as well as mature cheese type.|
Matured in oak for 18 month.
Allesverloren, situated on the south-eastern slopes of the Kasteelberg near Riebeek West, is the oldest estate in the Swartland Wine of Origin district and is renowned for its red wines and port.
The farm, which dates back to 1704, began producing wine exactly one century later. In 1872 Allesverloren was acquired by Daniel Francois Malan and has remained in the Malan family for five generations.
Winemaker Danie Malan and his late father, Fanie, were among the wine pioneers of the Swartland, ably demonstrating the outstanding wine growing potential of what was once considered the breadbasket of the Cape. While wheat remains the major crop in the region, increasing numbers of wine farms are established each year to take advantage of the favourable terroir.
The grapes were sourced from mostly unirrigated vineyards in the Riebeekberg ward. Eight years old at the time of harvesting, the vines grow in Malmesbury shale, known for its good water-retention capacity. Vineyard management practices and judicious grape selection mean that these trellised vines yield no more than 6 to 8 tons per hectare. Some 20% of the vineyards were irrigated, using the drip method, to avoid undue stress to the vines.
|Country of origin:||South Africa|
|Company:||Danie Malan on Allesverloren|
|Address:||On the R311 off the R46, between Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West|
|Distributor:||Distell Europe GmbH|
|Address:||Johannstr. 39, 40476 Düsseldorf|