Gorilla 2017


Vintage: 2017
Appelation: Stellenbosch
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - Merlot

LEND: 45% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot TASTING NOTES The Gorilla is a Bordeaux blend with elegance and balance that can stand the test of time. 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 5.75 tonnes/ha (weighted average) AGE OF VINES: Cabernet Sauvignon 10 years, Cabernet Franc and Merlot 12 years IN THE CELLAR: Wine was matured for 18 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: 25% 1st fill, balance 3rd and 4th fill. 100% French oak. BOTTLING: 11 December 2018 at Mooiplaas