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Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2002

100% Cabernet Sauvignon Sorting was done in the vineyard, followed by berry selection in the cellar before crush. The grapes were fermented with inoculated yeast (WE372) and pumped over three times per day. Fermentation was at 31?c and lasted five days. Extended skin contact lasted a total of 18 days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel. Only new French oak barrels were used, all Vicard prestige barrels. The wine was racked three months later. The wine matured in barriques for 23 months. The wine is unfiltered and received only an egg white fining before being bottled. Tasting note: A nose of great depth, with elegant lead pencil and cassis flavours. Very attractive bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes. The tannins on this wine are big and velvety. This plummy, cassis fruit cabernet reflects the elegance of the 2002 vintage. The long finish is firmed up by very ripe tannins, culminating in a truly classic cabernet.

Winemaker: Teddy Hall – Re…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 500.00
  • Lowest: R 1 400.00
  • Average: R 1 439.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 118
  • Cases Auctioned 100


  • Alc: 14.50 vol%
  • RS: 2.10 g/l
  • TA: 6.50 g/l
  • pH: 3.95

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