2011 Webb Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep and generous red color. Aromatics of red and black fruits with fresh liquorice and black olive notes. The palate is sophisticated and stylish. Fine and persistent shaley tannins conspire with bright acidity.


Grapes were harvested between 15 March and 20 March. Yields of between 5 to 6.5 tons per ha on 33 hl/ha and 42 hl/ha were achieved. Grapes were picked at 25°B to 25.5 °B with total acidity between 6.8g/l and 7.4 g/l. The pH averaged 3.5 at harvest.

In the cellar Fermentation initiated in stainless steel fermenters and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration followed before drawing off, light pressing and racking to barrel. This wine spent 20 months in French oak barrels: 80% 1st fill, the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.

Bottling date: January 2013