2017 Braai Cabernet Sauvignon
The earliest archaeological evidence of barbecue (Braai) is found in South Africa. On September 24th of each year the country celebrates Heritage Day, which in 2007 was renamed Braai4Heritage as a testament to its cultural importance in South Africa. The essence of braai is captured in this bold Cabernet, which displays aromas and flavors of dark berries, earth and smoke—perfect for socializing and the ideal complement to a wide range of BBQ-friendly flavors.
Most of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were grown in the Bottelary Hills ward of Stellenbosch, with a small portion coming from Robertson. The vines range from 8-20 years of age and are planted on a combination of warmer northwest-facing slopes and cooler south and southeast-facing slopes. The deep, well drained soils are weathered granite and duplex soils with a high clay content. The Cabernet Franc hails from 15-year-old vines planted in duplex soils on a southeast-facing slope in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch