Dornier Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot

Vintage: 
2014
Origin: 
Stellenbosch
Varieties: 
Cabernet Sauvignon 56 % / Merlot 44%
This wine shows rich dark fruit on the nose, with aromas of blackcurrant, chocolate and cedar wood.
Tasting Notes: 
The palate is rich in ripe berries, with hints of mocha. The tannins are firm in structure and in balance with the lingering fruity finish.
Vintage Conditions: 
In 2014 we had a typical warm and dry Cape summer. It was an outstanding harvest in the Stellenbosch area that produced wines of great character. The grapes are from our Groenkloof and Keerweder farms, where the soil is composed of granite and shale. The vines get full sun which allows for optimum development of rich berry characters in this variety.
Fermentation and Ageing: 
Although Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are great blending partners we ferment and age each parcel separately until final blending just prior to bottling. This wine was aged in 5% new French oak with the remainder being second and third fill barrels for 12 months
Food Pairing: 
Best with beef, lamb and game dishes cooked in a concentrated sauce full of flavour. Will also pair well with dishes enhanced with black pepper and cloves. Other great pairings include rich duck dishes, quail and also works very well with roast lamb and
Alcohol: 
14%
Residual Sugar: 
1.7 g/L
Total Acid: 
5.5 g/L
Final pH: 
3.58
VA: 
0.48