These vineyards have a north east aspect and are up to 170 m above sea level, grown in the Peroldt five-wire trellising system on Duplex Koffieklip
(“Coffee Stone”) and Estcourt soils. The individual Cabernet Sauvignon blocks were picked early morning to preserve the freshness. The grapes were vinified in open stainless steel fermenters and received minimal pump-overs daily, spending about 20-25 days on the skins in total. After pressing, the batches underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel, and further maturation in small first, second and third fill (300L) barrels for up to 16 months, after which they were blended up for bottling with minimal filtration.Full bodied packed with ripe red and black fruit and that hint of tobacco and spice. Strong tannin
structure but elegant with the great maturation potential. Fully integrated with wood and overtime fruit will show even more. Fresh acidity that gives length and tightness to wine and helps to balance the wine. Intriguing wine that is layered, well structured and will make you dream. Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon is very enjoyable in its youthful style, but also has the potential to develop with interest in the bottle for another 8 - 10 years.